REVIEW: YOO-HOO MRS GOLDBERG
Before Oprah, and before Lucy, there was the beloved Gertrude Berg, the entertainment genius who wrote, starred in and produced the first successful American sitcom and charmed a beleaguered nation..
Animated through a dazzling collage of vintage clips and interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and intimate conversations with friends, colleagues and family members, the box-office smash-hit YOO-HOO, MRS. GOLDBERG traces Berg’s rise to stardom from her childhood in New York to her early radio days in “The Rise of the Goldbergs” (1929-46) to her enormously influential sitcom, The Goldbergs (1949-56), which brought Berg the first Best Actress Emmy® in history. Berg’s passion and incredible productivity paved the way for a wide variety of causes—women in entertainment, Jewish-American identity and actors’ rights, to name a few—but she is most celebrated for singlehandedly proving that the American family transcends social, religious and economic divisions.
Aviva Kempner’s critically acclaimed YOO-HOO, MRS. GOLDBERG offers a humorous, captivating tribute to one of the most successful and innovative women in American broadcasting history.
Directed by Aviva Kempner
winner of the Peabody Award for The Life and Times of Hank
Greenberg, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs Goldberg offers an astounding tribute to
one of the most successful and innovative women in American
broadcast history. The astounding visual style of the film uses
a dazzling collage of vintage clips, colleagues and family.
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs Goldberg struck a chord with audiences nationwide
grossing over $1 million at the box office, securing a spot as
one of the top 10 grossing documentaries of 2009(variety). Now
the all-new extensive 2-disc special edition DVD can be brought
home day and date with the VOD and digital release August 24,
SPECIAL FEATURES: Contains over 2 hours of bonus
Audio commentary with the
episodes of The Goldbergs
Gertrude Berg’s guest appearances with Edward R. Murrow, Ed Sullivan
and Steve Allen
Additional scenes and
Bonus Gertrude Berg
Essay from the director
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