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During the first half of the twentieth century; decades of European war and revolution; an ‘intellectual migration’ relocated thousands of artists and thinkers to the United States, including some of Europe’s supreme performing artists, and makers of film, theater, and ballet. America proved a destination both strange and opportune. A ‘foreign homeland’, it would frustrate and confuse, and yet afford a clarity of understanding unencumbered by native habit and bias. However inadvertently, the condition of cultural exile would promote acute inquiries into the American experience. How did these famous newcomers impact on American culture, and how did America impact upon them? George Balanchine, in collaboration with Stravinsky, famously created an Americanized version of Russian classical ballet. Kurt Weill, schooled in Berlin jazz, composed a Broadway opera. Rouben Mamoulian’s revolutionary Broadway productions of Porgy and Bess and Oklahoma! drew upon Russian ‘total theater.’ An army of German film–makers, including F. W. Murnau, Fritz Lang, Ernst Lubitsch, and Billy Wilder, made Hollywood more edgy and cosmopolitan. Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich redefined film sexuality. Erich Korngold upholstered the sound of the movies. Rudolf Serkin inspirationally inculcated dour Germanic canons of musical interpretation. And yet for most of the grateful arts transplanted to a New World haven, American freedoms more diluted than amplified their high creative ambitions.