NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Sophie Tucker, The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

By     get stories by email

At the Museum Of Tolerance in Los Angeles, I attended the premier of a new and wonderful docufilm named "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker".

The entertainment icon Sophie Tucker, was born Sonya Kalish, to a Jewish family from the Ukraine. Her family ran away from Russian Pogroms and immigrated to the United States in 1886; she was born during the passage and died in 1966, at the age of 80.

Tucker, who was known for her stentorian delivery of comical and risqué songs, despite having a heavy body frame, was one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first half of the 20th century, widely known by the nickname "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas."

From R Lloyd and Susan Ecker Innovatives Founders and Co Writers to Produce with Kim and William Gazecki filmmaker
From R-Lloyd and Susan Ecker, Innovative's Founders and Co-Writers to Produce with Kim and William Gazecki filmmaker
After Susan and Lloyd Ecker, Innovative Films' Founders, attended a performance of Bette Midler, who uses paraphrases of Tucker in her performance, they embarked on a journey to understand who was Sophie Tucker.

As Co-Writers, the Eckers used 400+ of Sophie's recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks to produce the film, which took six years to complete. Having the opportunity to dig deep into Tucker's life, the Eckers simply fell in love with Sophie and now aim to bring her legacy to life through the theater, a movie and a book.

The docufilm tells the story of the superstar who, before Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Madonna and Lady Gaga, was the first woman to infuriate her audience with bold, bawdy and brassy style, unlike other previous performers. The film that takes the audience on a personal tour of Tucker's sixty year showbiz career is nostalgic and most entertaining.

Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to nurit.4.nuritg@gmail.com Read more stories by Nurit Greenger.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

* The views of Opinion writers do not necessarily reflect the views of NewsBlaze

Related Opinions News

Will liberal judges uphold a 1967 ban on openly carrying loaded firearms enacted specifically to prevent Blacks and other minorities from openly carrying?
Donald Trump sent a letter to Randy Falco, saying his employees are banned from Trump properties after Univision cut ties with Miss Universe Organization
There was voting of its members against the Kosovo government proposal about the European Special Court for war crimes in Kosovo (1998-19990 at the meeting of the Kosovo Assembly on June 26, 2015. The Assembly's Regulation and Constitution of Repub
Will Congress discover the celebrity of Bill and Hillary Clinton was what brought generous donations from foreign countries or that it was more sinister?
There are signs of growing Jewish GOP support. It could be due to dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama's policies toward Israel. The April incident is one example.
Racially charged incidents such as church shootings and bombings in America have their roots in issues we have not considered, according to Prophet Muhammad.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site