In honor of the 121st birthday of Molly Picon, an actress who burst onto the scene in the 1920s, the American Jewish Historical Society is hosting a live score and screening of one of her films, the silent classic “East and West.”
Picon is lauded for her role in the 1923 movie, which encourages the audience to examine the important and oft contentious concepts of immigration, diaspora and identity — with a comedic twist. It was restored by The National Center for Jewish Film and will feature title cards and live music by Pete Sokolow and Michael Winograd.
The Forward is proud to partner with AJHS in the “Not Just ‘Funny Girl’” series at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan.
The event, on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m., is also co-sponsored by YIVO, the Jewish Women’s Archive, the National Center for Jewish Film, and the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History.
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March 3: Manhattan: Happy Birthday, Molly Picon!