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  • Butler, Isaac (Slate Magazine, 2019-10-21)
    An interview with Steven Skybell, who played Tevye in the revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Yiddish, directed by Joel Gray. Skybell and Isaac Butler discuss the differences between the original production of "Fiddler" ...
  • Lumet, Sidney (Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1957)
    One of Sidney Lumet's most critically-acclaimed films, 12 Angry Men is about twelve members of a jury who are deciding the guilt or innocence of a defendant. A guilty verdict would result in a death sentence. Eleven jurors ...
  • Baxter, Brian (The Guardian, 2011-04-10)
    An obituary discussing the life, works and views of prolific director whose films grappled with political, social , and political issues. The article describes Lumet's frustration with the difficulty of producing films ...
  • Brooks, Mel; Fisher, John Kenneth (Internet Archive, 1968)
    The famous song from Mel Brooks's musical, The Producers. This video contains the song from the original 1968 Broadway production of The Producers and the 2005 production. The video was created by John Kenneth Fisher and ...
  • Bogdanovitch, Peter (The New York Times, 1999-07-04)
    An essay on Stanley Kubrick, the acclaimed director, by the director and writer Peter Bogdanovitch. The essay was written soon after Kubrick's death. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Abrams, Nathan (The Jewiah Chronicle, 2018-07-09)
    Author Nathan Abrams examines the legendary director's Jewish identity. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Erickson, Harold L.; Barson, Michael (Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 2019-03-27)
    A biographical article about the early life, career and films of Mel Brooks. It describes his launch as an entertainer in the Borscht Belt, predominantly Jewish resorts in the Catskill Mountains. According to the article, ...
  • Ivry, Benjamin (The Forward, 2019-04-20)
    "Tim Burton’s remake for Disney of “Dumbo” about an elephant whose oversized ears enable him to fly, has received mixed reviews. Some filmgoers prefer the classic 1941 version, also from Disney. Yet indisputably, the story ...
  • Eder, Bruce (biography) (AllMovie, 2019)
    A biography of the Hollywood mogul, Samuel Goldwyn. Available from this page is a link to a filmography of the movies he produced. Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • Doudna, Christine; Hellman, Lillian (Rolling Stone, 1977-02-24)
    An interview with the groundbreaking playwright, Lillian Hellman. Click on the link above to access.
  • Henderson, Bruce (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    A biography of Lillian Hellman. "Controversial both during and after her life, Lillian Hellman is one of the leading women of letters of mid-century America and a pioneer in the area of women as playwrights." Click on the ...
  • Hellman, Lillian (YouTube, 2018-09-27)
    "The Children's Hour is a 1934 American play by Lillian Hellman. It is a drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. An angry student, Mary Tilford, runs away from the school ...
  • Marx, Groucho (1953)
    Episode from the popular 1950s television series, "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx. Click on the icon to watch the episode.
  • Krebs, Albin (New York Tiines, 1977-08-20)
    An obituary for the comedian, movie star and talk show host, Groucho Marx, one of the Marx Brothers. This article was digitized from the print archive of the New York Times. Click on the link to access.
  • The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016-01-06)
    A short biography of the Marx Brothers in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Click on the link for access.
  • Kaufman, George S. (Paramount Pictures, 1930)
    The Marx Brothers famous comedic movie, The Animal Crackers.The movie was downloaded from the Internet Archive (downloaded from the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/MarxBAnimalkrackers1930). Click on the ...
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jewish Virtual Library, 2008)
    A short biography of the Jewish Canadian actor, who is most famous for his role as Ben Cartwirght on the television Western "Bonanza." Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • Shatner, William; Lipworth, Elaine (interviewer) (The Guardian (US edition), 2014-03-14)
    "The actor who made his mark as Star Trek's Captain James T Kirk talks about growing up in Montreal and his belief that what's on the mantelpiece reveals a lot about a marriage." Click on the link above to access.
  • Barson, Michael (Encylopedia Britannica, 2018-06-08)
    Article about the life, career and works of Woody Allen. Click on the link to read the article.
  • Howell, Veronica (The Guardian, 2014-08-12)
    Obituary discussing the life and work of the iconic actor, Lauren Bacall. Click on the link to read the obituary.

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