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May 2022

Kosher at Last: Jewish Women Comics in America

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is delighted to sponsor a talk by, Dr. Jeffrey Blutinger, on Monday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm (over Zoom).   The earliest American Jewish women in comedy, people like Fanny Brice, Belle Barth, Sophie Tucker, and Pearl Williams, were referred to as “unkosher comediennes.”  In this talk, Dr. Blutinger will trace the struggles of Jewish women to perform as comics on stage. While Jewish women such as Barbra Streisand and Madeline Kahn shone on the silver…

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