“Forgotten Hollywood”- What a Way to Start 2015…

Posted on December 16, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Here’s a flyer for a special nationwide screening of The Wizard of Oz, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events:

Wizard of Oz screening

   What a great way to start the new year! Cut and paste the link below to obtain your tickets:



   Bess Myerson was an model and television actress. She was the first and, to date, only Jewish American to be crowned Miss America. Her attaining that title, days after the end of the Second World War, was a seminal event for Jews as an affirmation of the community’s integration into American society.

   She appeared regularly on television in the 1950s and 1960s, and was a regular on the celebrity quiz show I’ve Got a Secret. Myerson parlayed her fame into a political career, unsuccessfully running for the United States Senate, and holding high positions in the New York City government in two administrations. Her career ended in the 1980s, when she was swept up in a scandal that led to a 1988 trial in federal court on multiple charges, in which she was eventually acquitted.

   Bess Myerson (right) was 90.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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