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"MY LITTLE MOLLY"
CAST PHOTO FROM
"MY MALKELE (MY LITTLE MOLLY)"
New York, New York
Opened 15 September 1937
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|From the New York
Times Review by William Schack, dated 20 September
seeing, and entertaining, the world for the last two
years, Miss Molly Picon made her re-appearance in
town at the Public Theatre on Saturday night in a
new play 'My Malkele,' which is only another and
more affectionate way of saying Molly.
Once more Molly Picon
displays her charming mimicry of ghetto types, her
easy mastery of song and stage, her gracious
withdrawal from the spotlight when it is not
intended to be focused on her. There is no disputing
her position as First Lady of Second Avenue: no
competitors are around..."
One of the songs in
this play sung by Aron Lebedeff was "You Taste It
and It's Good." According to the reviewer, this was
one of the bright spots in Abe Ellstein's score, and
when performed it nearly "stopped the show."
transliteration of the English title is "Mayn
The cast of the play
included Molly Picon, Araon Lebedeff, Lucy Levin,
Gertie Bulman, Jacob Sussanoff, Tillie Rabinowitz,
Hymie Prisant and Sam Josephson.
left: Aaron Lebedeff and Molly Picon.
Photo, above: Molly Picon in center, with umbrella.
Photograph courtesy of the
Museum of the City of New York.
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