Drawn to Paradise: Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles

UCLA Music Library presents a virtual exhibition highlighting prominent and little-known Jewish musicians who immigrated to Los Angeles in the 20th century either to escape fascism, or because they were drawn to the region. The musical and cultural traditions they brought with them have influenced many music genres, including metal and punk rock. With materials from the Music Library, Library Special Collections, Charles Young Research Library, Biomedical Library, and the Southern Regional Library Facility, the exhibition is on view through early 2021. 



Photo caption for White Christmas: Inscribed by the composer, Irving Berlin: “For the Music Library U.C.L.A.”

Credit: Library Special Collections