In 1925, a silent film called Salome of the Tenements premiered at the Rialto Theatre in Times Square. Ahead of its time, the movie featured a fascinating array of women both behind and in front of the camera. Based on the bestselling novel by Anzia Yezierska, it explored the world of immigrants on the Lower East Side and was inspired by the life of activist and feminist Rose Pastor Stokes. Sonya Levien wrote the screenplay, and Jetta Goudal played the lead role. Join our panel and explore the story behind this unique project that arrived at a time when women were claiming their place as consumers and creators of mass media. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Center for Women’s History and the Center for American Studies
By phone: (212) 485-9268
Online: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/salome-ensemble-1925-film Click on “Buy Tickets”
FREE TO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS! Use code 1029 on purchasing page.
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