Featuring Dr. Larry Lowenthal
Though less than 2% of the American population, Jews have had an incredible impact on almost all aspects of American popular culture. This three-session series will focus on the Jewish movie moguls who founded the American film industry: songwriters, directors, actors and producers who dominated the Broadway stage from the 1920's to the 1970's and the pioneers who created the mainstream televison networks.
Video clips of films, Broadway shows and TV programs will be shown at every presentation
Please join us on 3 consecutive Tuesdays for this exclusive three session Salon Series featuring an expert in Jewish history, film, literature and humor
APRIL 17 THE HOLLYWOOD FILM
APRIL 24 THE BROADWAY STAGE
MAY 1 THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY
Dr. Larry Lowenthal was the Executive Director of the Greater Boston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee for 20 years and served as its National Senior Advisor for one year. Larry received his BA in English literature from Northwestern University and his PhD in English literature from New York University.
He taught in the English literature departments of Washington State College, New York University, Gettysburg College, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. Most recently, he has taught a variety of courses on Jewish history, film, literature and humor. Currently he is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University.