Ross Melnick and Toby Talbot to Discuss the Jewish Experience in Film

Ross Melnick, American ShowmanOn Sunday, December 2, (1 p.m.– 5 p.m), Columbia University Press is co-sponsoring the event “Exhibitors, Distributors and Showmen” at the American Jewish Historical Society as part of their Culture Brokers series.

The program will include two Columbia University Press authors: Ross Melnick, author of American Showman: Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935 and Toby Talbot, author of The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies. Melnick and Talbot will be joined by Phillip Lopate.

This program will take a look at the Jewish experience in film, including the great impresarios of both commercial and art film houses, the distributors, and the theater owners who brought movie entertainment to urban and small town America alike.

Tickets: 212.868.4444 or

Price per event: $15 General Public • $10 AJHS & CJH members, Students & Seniors

For more information: or call 212-294-6160

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