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Ed Sullivan's America

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Gerald Nachman's book Right Here on Our Stage Tonight!: Ed Sullivan's America looks back on the iconic American variety show. University of California Press

"Tonight, we have a really big show…" Gerald Nachman's book "Right Here on Our Stage Tonight!" explores the history of the Ed Sullivan Show and its place as an American institution. As kingmaker (and tastemaker) of American pop culture in the mid-20th century, looking at the Ed Sullivan Show means looking at our own history. Rock n' roll, civil rights, the Red Scare – the man they called "The Great Stone Face" was a part of it all.


Gerald Nachman, author of "Right Here On Our Stage Tonight!: Ed Sullivan’s America"

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