Art, Cinema & Theater: Three More Jewish London Adventures
Hosted By: Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")
Tuesday August 10, 2021 – YOUR LOYAL SUBJECTS: NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
This fascinating tour profiles National Portrait Gallery portraits and artists through which you discover members of the Jewish community who became representative British subjects in the fields of politics, finance, industry and culture. Their stories following the earliest Jewish portrait of David Ricardo leads to chemical pioneers, the Mond family and then Epstein, Gertler, Disraeli, Freud and Rothschild are also the story of the development of the Jewish community in the UK.
Tuesday August 17, 2021 – LIGHTS, CHUTZPAH, ACTION
Discover the contribution made to the British film industry by Jewish producers, directors, designers, distributors and actors. From the early pioneers to 1930s emigres and beyond, their stories take you from Gaumont to Gainsborough studios, Ealing studios to Essoldo cinemas, producers Korda to Klinger and actors Skikne to Steiner. So sit back and enjoy these magic cinematic memories.
Tuesday August 24, 2021 – JEWISH THEATRELAND
Take your seats and enjoy a fun and frothy virtual trip to London’s West End for theatrical and cinematic memories. Rachel explores connections with Jewish actors, impresarios, writers, producers and the early cinema industry. The cast includes Lionel Bart, Lord Delfont, Oscar Deutsch, Harold Pinter, Vivian van Damm, a Fiddler and a Funny Girl. Credits are also due to Lyons for the refreshments, Moss Bros for the costumes and Freed for the dance shoes.
Participants may join any time.
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