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Yoo-Hoo Mrs Goldberg, an Excellent Documentary


Yoo-Hoo Mrs Goldberg,is an excellent documentary by Aviva Kemptner about the beloved radio and television pioneer Gertrude Berg. This film is beautiful! It tells the story of Ms Berg with class and insight about Ms Berg, the early days of American media,  the America that was, and spans the years before the Great Depression through WWII and through the McCarthy era witch hunts.

Aviva Kemptner described her film this way : ”Gertrude Berg was the was the creator, principal writer, and star of “The Goldbergs,” a popular radio show for 17 years, which became television’s very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. Berg received the first Best Actress Emmy in history, and paved the way for women in the entertainment industry.” 

Ms Berg wrote over 12,000 scripts and her lead character,  Molly Goldberg,  was beloved across America. Ask anyone of a certain age if they watched this show and their faces glow and through a broad smile  they say, “of course! We loved her”. 

If you are interested accomplished women in society, media, America, sit-coms, interviews with a wonderfully surprising list of people, the Catskills great gifts to our culture, wry family comedy, sweet family comedy, and getting to know a women of great talent with the strength of all of her convictions, then this is a film for you.

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