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The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Festival of Jewish Literature at the JMM

 

Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm

 

Speaker:  David Weinstein, author of  The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

 

Tickets to this program include Museum admission – Buy Now

 

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David Weinstein will discuss Eddie Cantor and the history of popular entertainment. Dr. Weinstein’s presentation highlights Cantor’s influence on American Jewish social and political history through his celebrity activism, including his courageous campaign against Nazism during the 1930s. The presentation also explores Cantor’s influence on popular entertainment over nearly forty years, from the late 1910s through the early 1950s. Dr. Weinstein’s multi-media presentation features many rare photos, songs, and film clips.

 

Book signing to follow – copies of The Eddie Cantor Story will be available for purchase at Esther’s Place, the JMM Shop.

 

Dr. Weinstein is the author of The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics (Brandeis University Press, 2018) and The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (2004). The book documents Cantor’s significance as a performer, philanthropist, and activist. Cantor (1892–1964) starred in theater, film, radio, and television.

 

This program is presented as part of the Festival of Jewish Literature 2018. Check out the full line-up of events here.

 

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm