University Forum Lecture - ’Sex on Wax’: Alex North’s Music for Hollywood Southerns


Feb. 24, 2016, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents ’Sex on Wax’: Alex North’s Music for Hollywood Southerns, a talk by Jonathan R. Lee, assistant professor, School of Music, UNLV.

In the 1950s, Hollywood’s go-to composer for movies about the American South was a Yankee, Philadelphian Jew, ironically named Alex North (1910-1991). This talk will explain his success in this field, examining three films: People of the Cumberland (1937), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), and The Long, Hot Summer (1958).

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

UNLV School of Music
Jonathan R. Lee

External Sponsor

Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office