Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these songs...

Blue Danube Waltz
composed by Johann Strauss II

This Song is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Kids followed around some traveling musicians who played "The Beautiful Blue Danube" (which is the full German translation of the song title) over and over

Little Annie Rooney
performed by Unknown

This Song is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Johnny and his friends are whistling this song while he waits for Katie to get out of work

Molly Malone
performed by Traditional

This Song is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Johnny always sang this song while coming up the stairs

Sea Shells
performed by Unknown

This Song is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Johnny would put the conch shell to his ear and then sing this song

Sweet Rosie O'Grady
performed by Unknown

This Song is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
An orchestra plays this song when Johnny and Katie are at a dance early in their relationship

Walter Walter Wildflower
performed by Traditional

This Song is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Children's song the kids sing while holding hands and walking in a circle (Chapter 13)

When I Get You Alone Tonight
performed by Unknown

This Song is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
A boy walks off whistling this tune after a girl's father comes out to yell at him

It refers to these operas...

Carmen
composed by Georges Bizet

  • Date: March 3, 1875
  • Type: Opera
This Opera is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
The organ grinder with the monkey would play songs from Carmen (Chapter 13)

Il Trovatore
performed by Giuseppe Verdi

This Opera is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
The organ grinder with the monkey would play songs from Il Trovatore (Chapter 13)

It refers to these plays...

Julius Caesar
written by

This Play is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Katie reads this play to the children from the book of Shakespeare (Chapter 13)

The Tragedy of Macbeth
composed by William Shakespeare

This Play is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
It is mentioned that the family is reading from MacBeth during their nightly read of the works of Shakespeare

It refers to these books...

Beverly of Graustark
written by

This Book is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Every week, Francie asks the librarian to recommend a book for an eleven year-old girl. Every week the librarian recommends the same two books: 'If I Were King' and 'Beverly of Graustark'.

Holy Bible

This Book is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
The family would read from the Bible every night
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If I Were King
written by

This Book is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Every week, Francie asks the librarian to recommend a book for an eleven year-old girl. Every week the librarian recommends the same two books: 'If I Were King' and 'Beverly of Graustark'.

It refers to these people...

Louisa May Alcott

This Person is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
Francie enjoyed the books by Louisa Alcott (likely including Little Women) as she was going through the library from A-Z (but only at B for now) (Chapter 2)
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Marie Corelli

This Person is referred to by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
While going through the alphabet at the library, Francie is still stuck in the B's, but she can't wait to get to the C's so she can read a book that caught her interest by Marie Corelli.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is shown on these television episodes...

Band of Brothers:
Season:  1  / Episode:  9 
Why We Fight

This Television Episode shows A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
In a guard duty switch, the relieved guard hands over a copy of 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' for the new guys to read to occupy their time.

It is parodied by these television episodes...

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Ugly Betty:
Season:  1  / Episode:  22 
A Tree Grows in Guadalajara

This Television Episode refers to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith

It is the basis of these movies...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is based on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith
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Maggie-Now
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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  • Type: Movie