Antedating of "Borscht Belt"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 12 01:08:32 UTC 2014

borscht belt (OED 1940)

1937 _Variety_ 2 June 47 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  With the injection of class into the borscht belt's entertainment end, there has come also the elimination to some extent of the petty rackets practiced by the agents who dominated this field for so long.

Fred Shapiro

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