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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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Molly Picon in "Car 54, Where Are You?"

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Molly Picon appeared on several popular TV shows, including A Family Affair, The Jack Paar Show, Dr. Kildare, and here as Mrs. Bronson in an October 21, 1962 episode of Car 54, Where Are You?
Courtesy of NBC Television.
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Benson, Stephen

Molly Picon appeared on several popular TV shows, including A Family Affair, The Jack Paar Show, Dr. Kildare, and here as Mrs. Bronson in an October 21, 1962 episode of Car 54, Where Are You?


Courtesy of NBC Television.

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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 in the Film, "East and West," 1923

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Molly Picon in East and West," 1923.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Molly Picon in East and West," 1923.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Molly Picon in "East and West," 1923

Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson's 1923 Austrian classic, East and West is the story of a young American woman (Molly Picon) who travels with her father back to Galicia for a family wedding and falls in love with a young yeshiva scholar (Jacob Kalich) who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart. It is the oldest surviving Yiddish film. In this clip, Molly enjoys flirting with the young yeshiva bochers (boys). Defying tradition, she engages them in a scandalous dance routine that culminates in a binding model wedding ceremony.
Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film.
Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson's 1923 Austrian classic, East and West is the story of a young American woman (Molly Picon) who travels with her father back to Galicia for a family wedding and falls in love with a young yeshiva scholar (Jacob Kalich) who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart. It is the oldest surviving Yiddish film. In this clip, Molly enjoys flirting with the young yeshiva bochers (boys). Defying tradition, she engages them in a scandalous dance routine that culminates in a binding model wedding ceremony.
Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film.

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Molly Picon in "East and West," 1923

Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson's 1923 Austrian classic, East and West is the story of a young American woman (Molly Picon) who travels with her father back to Galicia for a family wedding and falls in love with a young yeshiva scholar (Jacob Kalich) who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart. It is the oldest surviving Yiddish film. In this clip, Molly has just been caught gorging herself before sun down on the family's Yom Kippur "break-fast" meal. Molly does not take kindly to her aunt's reproval. Whipping out a pair of boxing gloves, she knocks her astonished aunt out.
Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film.
Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson's 1923 Austrian classic, East and West is the story of a young American woman (Molly Picon) who travels with her father back to Galicia for a family wedding and falls in love with a young yeshiva scholar (Jacob Kalich) who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart. It is the oldest surviving Yiddish film. In this clip, Molly has just been caught gorging herself before sun down on the family's Yom Kippur "break-fast" meal. Molly does not take kindly to her aunt's reproval. Whipping out a pair of boxing gloves, she knocks her astonished aunt out.
Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film.

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Molly Picon in "East and West," 1923

Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson's 1923 Austrian classic, East and West is the story of a young American woman (Molly Picon) who travels with her father back to Galicia for a family wedding and falls in love with a young yeshiva scholar (Jacob Kalich) who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart. It is the oldest surviving Yiddish film. In this clip, Molly has just snuck out of Yom Kippur services starving. Ignoring the traditional fast, Molly gorges herself on the preprepared family feast while the rest of her family remains in the synagogue.
Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film.
Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson's 1923 Austrian classic, East and West is the story of a young American woman (Molly Picon) who travels with her father back to Galicia for a family wedding and falls in love with a young yeshiva scholar (Jacob Kalich) who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart. It is the oldest surviving Yiddish film. In this clip, Molly has just snuck out of Yom Kippur services starving. Ignoring the traditional fast, Molly gorges herself on the preprepared family feast while the rest of her family remains in the synagogue.
Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film.

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