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Hirsch, David E. [Einhorn], editor
"THE ROMANCE OF A PEOPLE": A PAGEANT-DRAMA IN OBSERVANCE OF JEWISH DAY AT A CENTURY OF PROGRESS MONDAY, JULY 3, 1933 8:15 O'CLOCK SOLDIER FIELD CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
[Chicago] : [Jewish Agency for Palestine],(1933). 1st edition. Original wrappers. 4to. 71 pages. 31 cm. In English with occasional Hebrew. Performed at the Chicago World's Fair on "Jewish Day," July 3, 1933, "The Romance of A People" featured 6,000 actors, singers and dancers and celebrated 4,000 years of Jewish history. Chaim Weitzmann was on hand as the guest of honor. The playbill includes: a Greeting and Tribute; a Foreword by Solomon Goldman; "The Visionary on the Mountain Top;" a synopsys and cast list; the National Jewish Day Committee (list); and many other supporting and sponsoring organizations with long lists of members (e.g. the Chicago Committee of Christian Friends, the Chicago Committee of Music and Allied Arts, etc.). Also included is a full page presenting the Manischwitz Foundation award to production director Isaac van Grove (with a photo of the plaque), and Honor Roll of other Sponsors and Patrons, and page after page of illustrated ads from Jewish and non-Jewish business, both National and Chicago-based. Produced against a backdrop of Nazi violence abroad and anti-Semitic sentiment at home, the production went on to venues in New York and Philadelphia where it raised funds for the "American Palestine Campaign for the Settlement of German Jews in Palestine." This 71-page glossy booklet is not the more common 15-page progrm from those later East Coast productions Subjects: Jews -- History -- To 1200 B. C. -- Drama. Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago. OCLC lists 4 copies of this rare larger first edition worldwide (AJHS, Chicago History Mus, UIll-Chicago, JHU). … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books [Brooklyn, NY, UNITED STATES]
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