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THANKSGIVING AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE

 

"THANKSGIVING DINNER"
Tendered by the Public Theatre Management
New York, New York
29 November 1934

 

On Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1934, the management of the Yiddish Public Theatre in New York City tendered to its cast a Thanksgiving dinner.

Here is a photograph of the occasion, taken from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. It is not easy to identify those seated at the tables, but one can at least recognize the great Aaron Lebedeff, who is seated in the front, on the left side of the photograph. The cast of the production given at the time should be seated at these tables, so perhaps if you know what one or more of them look like, you can identify them. During this time the Public Theatre presented the William Siegel play, "A Happy Family," which opened the 1934-1935 season on September 19th. The cast included Lebedeff, Itzik Feld (perhaps seated behind Lebedeff), Menachem Rubin (perhaps seated on the right side of the middle table, second from the front), Lucy Levin, Max Wilner, Max Badin, Pauline Hoffman, Anna Teitelbaum, Yetta Zwerling, Vera Lubov (Lebedeff's wife) et al. The lyrics were written by Irving Honigman, and the score was by Sholom Secunda....

 

 

 

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Photograph courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

 

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