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Yiddish Film

Jennie Goldstein

Jennie Goldstein won the hearts of her audiences playing tragic roles in Yiddish melodramas, but when tastes changed, she showed her versatility by playing comic roles with equal skill.

Anna Appel

Anna Appel was known for her performance of motherly characters in Yiddish and English roles on stage and screen.

Stella Adler

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Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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Benson, Stephen

Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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S. Ansky's the Dybbuk

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Original manuscript page in Hebrew from S. Ansky's (also referred to as An.sky) "The Dybbuk," showing Ansky's editing. The play depicts a young woman who has been possessed by a spirit of her beloved.
Photographed at the Access to Integration conference, November 9-10, 2011.
Photo: Ari Davidow
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Original manuscript page in Hebrew from S. Ansky's (also referred to as An.sky) "The Dybbuk," showing Ansky's editing. The play depicts a young woman who has been possessed by a spirit of her beloved.
Photographed at the Access to Integration conference, November 9-10, 2011.
Photo: Ari Davidow

Molly Picon's One Woman Show: Hello Molly

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

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Molly Picon's One Woman Show: Hello Molly

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences withher hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
In this scene, Picon describes the richness of the Yiddish language. While in English there is only one word for pain, in Yiddish - the head, ears, nose, back, and stomach all have their own phrases to describe discomfort in the area.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film
At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences withher hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
In this scene, Picon describes the richness of the Yiddish language. While in English there is only one word for pain, in Yiddish - the head, ears, nose, back, and stomach all have their own phrases to describe discomfort in the area.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

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Molly Picon's One Woman Show: Hello Molly

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

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Molly Picon's One Woman Show: Hello Molly

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
In this scene, Picon describes her first public performance.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.
In this scene, Picon describes her first public performance.
Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

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Molly Picon's One Woman Show: Hello Molly

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.

Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

At 81 years of age, Picon created the One Woman Show Hello Molly in which she reflected on her many years in the Yiddish theater. As funny as ever, Picon continued to delight audiences with her hilarious anecdotes and absolute charm.

Institution: National Center for Jewish Film

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