Kaplen JCC on the Palisades: Musical Theater with John Kenrick
From Hitler to Hollywood: How Jewish Exiles Reshaped American Film
Hundreds of Jewish filmmakers were forced by Nazi oppression to leave Europe. Most found their way to Los Angeles, where their acting, writing, musical and directing talents helped ignite the golden age of the Hollywood studios. How did these exiles survive? And how did their talents enrich and change American film? John Kenrick celebrates this rich and rarely discussed legacy, from CASABLANCA to SOME LIKE IT HOT and beyond.