The Secret History of Women in Hollywood


A Century of Jewish Pioneers Onscreen and Behind the Scenes

Sunday, March 8, 2020
2 PM @ National Museum of American Jewish History

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General Admission: $15 | General Admission + Book: $25

International Women’s Day Special Event!
How much do you really know about essential Hollywood trailblazers like Elaine May, Nora Ephron, and Barbra Streisand? What about Alla Nazimova, Irna Phillips, and Hedy Lamarr? Among a century of cultural and artistic innovators, so many of them have been Jewish women, yet too many have been forgotten over time.

In her beautifully illustrated Renegade Women in Film & TV, film critic Elizabeth Weitzman reveals the accomplishments of groundbreakers who have graced the big and small screens, worked behind the scenes, and opened doors we are still walking through today. Join us as Elizabeth shares unknown stories and ultra-rare clips from the last century of pioneering Jewish women in Hollywood. And yes, there will be Yentl!

The afternoon will conclude with a book signing. Books may be purchased with admission.

About the Author

Elizabeth Weitzman is a journalist, film critic, and the author of more than two dozen books for children and young adults. She currently covers movies for The Wrap and was a critic for the New York Daily News for 15 years. She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and written about entertainment for The New York Times, The Village Voice, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and many others.

In 2015, she was named one of the top critics in New York by The Hollywood Reporter. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from NYU and is a longstanding member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.