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Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
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He was, said Pauline Kael, the greatest American screenwriter and Jean-Luc Godard called him a genius who invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today.  With credits that include  The Front Page, Scarface, Twentieth Century, and Notorious, novelist, reporter, and playwright Ben Hecht also emerged during WWII as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe and later became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestines Jewish terrorist underground. Adina Hoffman speaks with Phillip Lopate about her new biography of this charismatic and contradictory figure, who came to embody much that defined Americaespecially Jewish Americain his time. Book sales and signing follows the program.

Presented by Center for Jewish History & American Jewish Historical Society
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Date
Feb 12, 2019 6:30 PM



Admission Level Price Quantity
CJH/Partner Member $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee)
Student $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee)
Senior $12.00 ($13.41 w/service fee)
General $15.00 ($16.52 w/service fee)
 
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Center for Jewish History (View)
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011-6301
United States


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Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Center for Jewish History
On BPT Since: Jun 05, 2018
 
Center for Jewish History
2122948301
programs@cjh.org
www.programs.cjh.org
 

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