Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Molly Picon


Molly was born in New York, America.

As a child she moved to Philadelphia with her parents.

Her father (who came from Warsaw, Poland) was a jacket worker, her mother (descended from Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine) was a seamstress, sewed clothing for Yiddish actresses, and later became a wardrobe mistress in Yiddish theatre.

Due to poverty at home, the younger daughter, Helen, used to act in children's roles in Yiddish theatre, and at the age of five, P. also began to act in children's roles in Yiddish theatre, later also in the English vaudeville theatres.

She debuted with success in English with the then-popular English song "Ikh hob mura alayntsu gayn baynakht" in a vaudeville show, P. [then] was engaged to a German troupe, where she performed in English in the role "Tapsey" in [Harriet] Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

Then she began to receive larger children's roles in Yiddish theatre.

However, by the time P. completed public school and entered high school, she had to give it up [school] due to her performing constantly in the theatre.


At the age of fourteen, they gave her the role of an older mother with Jacob P. Adler as her son, and she aufn act derfirt tsu a tumult in the theatre. At times then she also had larger, dramatic young roles, acting with Blank, Lobel and Max Rosenthal.

Later she made a tour as a dancer and sang with an English vaudeville troupe and met in Chicago for the first time Jacob Kalich, whom she read for in order to switch to being a full actress in the Yiddish theatre, but Molly tossed it away.

She returned from the tour, performing in English in the “Orpheum” Theatre in Boston, then in English vaudeville in the “Arch Street” Theatre in Philadelphia, but due to the flumgh, the English theatres closed, and P. became a frequent visitor to the Yiddish theatre. Jacob Kalich, who then (in 1918-1919), together with Dina Feinman, was the manager of the “Grand Opera House” in Boston, engaged P. for the troupe, where she performed together with Julius Adler, in Strindberg’s “Father” and as “Rivka’le” in Asch’s “God of Vengeance”, as well as in the soubrette role in Lateiner’s “The Jewish Heart”.

For the second season (1919-1920) she performed there in the main role of “Das zise meydl” for Anshel Schorr, and during the guest appearance of Misha and Lucy German, performing in the role of “Yingele (Little Boy)” in Thomashefsky’s “The Polish Jew”, in which she made a strong impression with the song “Oy, vet der rebbe mikh shmaysn”.

In 1919 she married Jacob Kalich and went with him in November 1920 to Europe, and following P.’s success in the role of the “Little Boy” in “The Polish Jew”, Kalich wrote a play in which he transformed the minor figure of the “little boy” into a main figure, and she staged it (November 1920) with “tsunoyfgeshlepter” music, and P. in the title role, in the Paris Théâtre de l'Ancre (Director N. Blumenthal), under the name “Yankele gayt in shul arayn” (the future famous operetta “Yankele”, which under the name “Yankele, an operetta in three acts, adapted by M. L., published in 1923 in Warsaw, 62 pp., 16°). Here P. also acted in the role of “Yehudis” in Isidore Lillian’s “The Stepchild of the World”.

In March 1921 P. guest-starred with her husband in “Yankele” in the Vienna “Yiddish Stage” (on Tabarstrasse), May 1921 in Krakow, the same month in Lodz’s “Razmaytashtshi” (“Yankele” and “Das zise meydl”), and in July 1921 they returned to Vienna, where they played on the “Rolland Stage” (Praterstrasse) “The Stepchild of the World”, and in August they performed in a concert in “Kamershpile fun deitshn falks teater” for the benefit of the poor Viennese children. During the same month both performed in a concert in Carlsbad (during the twelfth Zionist Congress), then moving about on a concert tour across the Czech Republic and Moravia (Prague, Brin, Merish Astrau and the small towns), and she returned again back to Vienna, where P. performed as “Susie Bren”.


photo, right: Molly Picon as "Yankele".

In January 1922 they again traveled on a concert tour across Czechoslovakia, and on 18 January 1922 they returned to Lodz, Poland, where P. performed as “Tsipke feyer” in the “Skala Theatre”. On 3 March 1922 she performed as “Yankele” in Warsaw’s “Kaminski Theatre” and then she traveled across the larger cities of Poland (Vilna, Bialystok, Grodno et al) with a concert program, and then she arrived in Vienna, where she participated in the silent film “East and West” (in America it was called “Mazel Tov”), under the direction of Sidney Goldin, playing the “American meydl”. From there she went with her husband to Romania, where anti-Semitic unrest broke out in the theatre in Bucharest during their productions. Cutting short the productions here, they traveled across Romania (Galatz, Iasi, Czernowitz, Raman, Baku, Braila, Focsani et al), where P. performed in “Hapsasa”, “A moyd mit sekhel”, and arriving anerkenungs-albumen for “Farband of Shtudirnde un diplamirte yidn in Rumanye”, and oysagramen from the Romanian Minister of Arts, banu, from Oysern-Minister Duke, and from the Inern-minister Vaytevanu.

From Romania they traveled to Paris and London, where they performed in concerts, and in November 5,1923 they returned to America.

Here they participated at Thanksgiving in a concert in Boston, and on 24 December 1923 they performed in Kalich’s new adaptation of “Yankele” (Music by Joseph Rumshinsky) in New York’s “Second Avenue Theatre” (manager Joseph Edelstein), where P. made a great appearance in the Yiddish theatre world, and she remained a star of the theatre under the direction of Jacob Kalich, and under the musical direction of Joseph Rumshinsky. She ended the season with the new adaptation of L. Freiman and S. H. Kon’s “Tsipke”.

During the 1924-1925 season she performed in Jacob Kalich’s musical play “Shmendrik’s Wedding”, according to Goldfaden (music by Rumshinsky and Goldfaden), in Jacob Kalich’s montage of Goldfaden’s and Shomer’s plays, under the name “The First and Second Haman”, and in Joseph Lateiner’s “Das tsigayner-meydl”.

In 1925-26 she acted in Anshel Schorr’s “Molly Dolly”, and in N. Rakov’s “Katinka”. On 13 April 1926 she performed as “Shaykele” in “The Rabbi’s Melody” by Gershom Bader (music by Joseph Rumshinsky), and in the 1926-1927 season, she performed in A. Nager’s “Der kleyner mazek (The Little Devil)”, Meyer Schwartz’s “Mamele”, and M. Osherowitz’s “Tsarevitch Fyodor”.

Going over to the “Second Avenue” Theatre, together with Kalich, Rumshinsky, Pasternak, Seiger and Parnes, she acted in 1927-1928 in Chone Gottesfeld’s “Raizele”, Harry Kalmanowitz’s “Oy, iz dos a meydl”, and Joseph Lateiner’s “Mazel-Bracha”.

In 1928-1929 she acted as the sister in Shomer’s “The Circus Girl”, Shayne Rukhl Semkoff’s “Hello, Molly”, and in Jacob Kalich’s musical revue, “Second Avenue Follies”.

In the summer of 1929 P. performed in the large English vaudeville and movie houses in English songs of a Yiddish character.

In 1929-1930 she acted in L. Freiman’s “The Radio Girl”, William Siegel’s “The Jolly Orphan”, and Joseph Lateiner’s and William Siegel’s “Di komediantke (The Little Clown)”.

In the 1930-1931 season, she went over to the “Folks Theatre”, where she performed in Harry Kalmanowitz’s and Jacob Kalich’s “Di meydl fun amol (The Girl of Yesterday)”, and in Benjamin Ressler’s “Ganev’ishe libe (The Love Thief)”.

All the plays afterwards gevaylekhn theatre season acted with P. across the American province, and also in Canada.


In the summer of 1931 she made a concert tour across the United States, then she went to Carlsbad, where she performed during the Zionist Congress, with a concert in Yiddish in the municipal theatre, later in a large concert tour across Romania, and then she returned to Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 28 November 1931 she performed in “Mamele” in the Vienna “Birger Theatre”, in December 1931 and January 1932 in Paris (also in the vaudeville “Alhambra” in French), and then she traveled to Argentina, where she guest-starred from May until September 1932 in Buenos Aires, then with concerts across the larger Argentinean cities, and in Montevideo (Uruguay). In the winter of 1932 she again went on a concert tour across the United States.

At the beginning of 1933 P. traveled to the Land of Israel, where she gave intimate concerts in English and Yiddish in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem et al (and emk). From there she went to the Soviet Union, where she performed in Leningrad in an intimate concert, then also across the larger cities of Poland.

She returned to America, where P. performed on 12 December 1933 in English, in Brooklyn’s “Majestic Theatre”, in the title role of “Birdie”, a comedy by Kenneth Webb, based on a play by Claiborne Faster, music by Abe Ellstein, stage directed by Montey Wooley.

In the spring of 1934 she acted in her Yiddish theatre repertoire with a troupe across the American province.

photo, left: Molly Picon as "Mamele".

For the 1934-1935 season P. returned to the Yiddish stage and performed in New York’s “Second Avenue Theatre” (manager Michael Saks) in the title role of “Di kale loyft”, a musical comedy from Osip Dymov, music by Joseph Rumshinsky, direction by Jacob Kalich; “Eyns un a rechts (One in a Million)”, “Das zise meydl” by Anshel Schorr, adapted by William Siegel (Jacob Kalich), music by Abe Ellstein, staged by Jacob Kalich. On 28 November 1934 she staged via a “shriftzetser-avnt” Sholem Aleichem’s “Motel Peissi, the Cantor’s Kid” (first part, dramatized by M. Edelheit), music by Abe Ellstein, direction by Jacob Kalich, and she acted in “Vas meydles tuen? (What Girls Do?)” by William Siegel, music by A. Olshanetsky, staged by Jacob Kalich.

Since then, P. has given more concerts in the United States, performing often in the large American movie houses, nightclubs, vaudeville houses and in the large radio stations with long series’ fragments, first in Yiddish, and later in English.

In 1936 she gave concerts in Europe and filmed in Poland in Yiddish the sound film “Yidl mitn fidl”, screen play by Konrad Tom, songs by Itzik Manger, music by Abe Ellstein, directed by Joseph Green and Jan Nowina-Przybylski, produced by the Green Film Society in Warsaw, Poland, which soon was shown there, then in December 1936 also in America.

In the spring of 1937 P. traveled to South Africa, where she performed with concerts in English, and also in Yiddish.

She returned to America where she was engaged in New York’s “Public Theatre” (manager William Rolland), where she performed in the title role in “My Malkele” by William Siegel, music by Abe Ellstein, staged by Jacob Kalich, and “Bublitsky”, by William Siegel, music by Abe Ellstein, staged by Jacob Kalich.

After the season she traveled to Poland, where she filmed the sound-film “Mamele”, a play by Meyer Schwartz, screen play by Konrad Tom, music by Abe Ellstein, artistic direction by Jacob Kalich, produced by the Green Film Company in Warsaw, which was soon shown in Poland, and in December 1938 also in New York.

Further on P. made a concert tour, and in April 1940 she performed in English in New York’s “Longacre Theatre” in the play “Morning Star” [written] by Sylvia Regan.

On 21 April 1942 P. performed in Philadelphia in Jacob Kalich’s “Oy, iz das a lebn!”, music by Joseph Rumshinsky, staged by the author. The play thereof was performed during the 1942-1943 season in the “Molly Picon” (Jolson) Theatre in New York, and then across various theatres in New York, and further across the province.

Between 1943 and 1945, P. performed with concerts in Yiddish and English vaudeville houses, and in 1944-1945 she gave the same concerts in ten military kemps and camps, hospitals and convalescent homes.

Having various opportunities, P. also performed in other roles (such as “Libele” in Goldfaden’s “The Two Kuni Lemls” during festive performances, together with Maurice Schwartz and Samuel Goldenburg as the “Kuni Lemls” et al).

P. also played the main roles in English short (“shorts”) Warner Brothers sound films, e.g. “A Little Girl with Big Ideas”, directed by Bryant Fal (?) (editor’s note: IMDB states director was Joseph Henabery), and “The Working Girl” and “East Side Symphony”, both directed by Ray Webb (all with music by Mendoza).

She also wrote more of the songs, which she sung in the plays and in her concerts.

Several times P. composed a long series “Mayn vinkele” in “Tog”, and “Molly Picon’s Vinkele” in “Der amerikaner”, and often wrote about her trips across the world in “Tog”.

Besides a special souvenir book in English, which was put out in 1942, in 1945 she published under the direction of Zalmen Zylbercweig and Jacob Mestel, a special Molly Picon volume (7) of the “Teater heftn”, which contained her biography and bibliography, many personal images of her from her roles, some collections of previously published reviews and specially written articles by M. Osherowitz, M. Bozyk, N. Buchwald, J. Botoshansky, Ch. Gottesfeld, R. Guskin, Z. Vaynper, Z. Zylbercweig, Dr. Y. Sh. Yuris, H. Lang, Der Lebediker, Joseph Mendelson, Jacob Mestel, Moishe Nadir, William Siegel, Sheyna Rukhl Semkoff, Sholem Perlmutter, Louis Freiman, Elkhanan Zeitlin, Jacob Kalich, H. Kalmanowitz, Samuel H. Kon, Joseph Rumshinsky, Benjamin Ressler, Rose and Miriam Shomer and Meyer Schwartz, as well as several English articles.

M. E. from Jacob Kalich.

  •   Who’s Who in the East”, Washington, D. C., 1930, p. 1648.

  •   “Biographical Encyclopedia of American Jews” [New York] 1935, pp. 617-18.

  •   John Simons – “Who’s Who in American Jewry”, New York, 1938-39, p. 811.

  •   Bernard Sobel – “The Theatre Handbook”, New York, 1940, p. 613,

  •   Isaac Landman – “The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia”, New York [1942] Volume 8, p. 530.

  •   Fri—g. – Gast-oyftrit fun froy molly picon un h’ y. kalich, “Arbayter vort”, Krakow, 4 May 1921.

  •   Moshe Livshitz – Molly Picon, “Morgn post”, in Num’ 14, 1921.

  •   Z. [Z. Zylbercweig] – Molly Picon, “Lodzer tageblat”, 19 May 1921.

  •   Ben-shulamis – Dos yudishe teater in vien, “Lodzer folksblat”, 20 July 1921.

  •   H. – Kalich und Picon aus Boston, “Komodie”, Wien, 23 Juli, 1921.

  •   Hans Karl Granenberg – Ein Amerikanisch-Judischer Buhnenstern, “Neues Wiener Journal”, 23 Juli, 1921.

  •   B. Botwinik – Amerikaner kinstler in Europa, “Forward”, N. Y., 6 September 1921.

  •   Siegfried Schmitz – Mali Picon, “Wierner Morgen-Zeitung”, 21 December 1921.

  •   Siegmund Haber – Mali Picon, “Judische Volsstimme”, Wien, 28 December 1921.

  •   Alfred Plohn – Jankele z M. Picon, I J. Kalichem, “Chwila”, Lwow, No. 1167, 1922.

  •   Hene – Mali Picon, “Chwila”, Lwow, No. 1179, 1922.

  •   Z. Z—g – Tsipke feyer, “Lodzer tageblat”, 6 February 1922.

  •   A teatral – Tsipke feyer, “Lodzer folksblat”, 6 February 1922.

  •   Moshe Kdkhs – Tsipke feyer, “Der Skhshit”, Lodz, 10 February 1922.

  •   Der Tunkeler – Mali picon, “Der moment”, Warsaw, 15 March 1922.

  •   M. W—t [Weichert] – Mali picon un di operetke, “Tsukunft”, Warsaw, 12 April 1922.

  •   Sh. [Shpigel] – Tsum oyftrit fun mali picon un y. kalich, “Togblat”, Lemberg, 12 May 1922.

  •   Y. Shpigel – Fun’m yudishen teater, “Togblat”, Lemberg, 29 May 1922.

  •   E. M. [Manu] – Cronica Iesana, “Rampa”, Jassi, 19 Julie, 1922.

  •   E. L. Manu – Turneui Picon – Kalich, “Rampa”, Jassi, 21 August 1922.

  •   Y. W. [Weinstein] – Tsulib a idisher aktrise fun amerika kumt shier aroys a pogrom in rumenyen, “Forward”, N. Y., 6 May 1923.

  •   Kritikus [Morris Meyer] – Der kontsert fun der talentirter mali picon, “Di tsayt”, London, 8 October 1923.

  •   A. Ts. Romanovsky – A tog fun gayst , “Di tsayt”, London, 9 October 1923.

  •   A. Drazhner – Der nayer “stern” in kesler’s teater, “Der tog”, N. Y., 21 December 1923.

  •   Alf—Alf [Efrim Auerbach] – Mali picon’s erwster oyftrit in kesler’s teater, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 21 December 1923.

  •   A. Brener – “Yankele” kumt ahaym – mali picon tret oyf in nyu york, “Forward”, N. Y., 22 December 1923.

  •   Israel the Yankee [Fridman] – “Yankele” in kesler theater, “Yidishe tag’blat”, N. Y., 4 January 1924.

  •   Mendl Gransky – Tsipke nemt dem eulm oyf zikher, “Frayhayt”, N. Y., 2 May 1924.

  •   Joel Entin – Der letster teater-sezon, “Di tsukunft”, N. Y., June 1924.

  •   L. S. Bieli – “Tsipke”, “Yidtgbl’t”, N. Y., 17 October 1924.

  •   Ab. Cahan – Theater-notitsen, “Forward”, N. Y., 17 October 1924.

  •   Ab. Cahan – Mali picon als “shmendrik”, “Forward”, N. Y., 1 November 1924.

  •   Sidney Gordon [Chaim Ehrenreich] – Muni weisenfreund, tsili adler un mali picon hoben ongehoyben tsu shpilen als kinder oyf der idisher bine, “Forward”, N. Y., 16 November 1924.

  •   N. B. Linder – Mali picon also “shmendrik”, “Tog”, N. Y., 21 November 1924.

  •   Regidebel [Der lebediger] – Shmendrik, “Der groyser kunds”, N. Y., 21 November 1924.

  •   N. Buchwald – “Shmendrik” konkurirt mit mali picon, “Frayhayt”, N. Y., 28 November 1924.

  •   A. Neyman – Di “gold-mayn” oyf second ev. Un mali picon, “Idisher kurier”, Chicago, 12 December 1924.

  •   L. Kesner – “Di tsigeyner maydel”, in kesler teater, “YidN. Y., 27 February 1925.

  •   H. Lang – Mali picon dertselt vi azoy zi iz gevoren an aktrise, “Forward”, N. Y., 22 March 1925.

  •   Regidebel – “Dos tsigeyner maydel”, “Der groyser kunds”, N. Y., 27 March 1925.

  •   H. Lang -- Eyder mali picon iz gevoren an aktrise, iz zi geven mit akrobaten, “Forward”, N. Y., 29 March 1925.

  •   H. Lang – Vi azoy mali picon iz endlekh gevoren a star oyf second evenyu, “Forward”, N. Y., 5 Aril 1925.

  •   Yente Serdatski – Arum teater, “Di varhayt”, N. Y., 11 May 1925.

  •   M. Melamed – Der erfolg fun mali picon als “tsipke” in artsh str. Teaer, “Di idishe velt”, Philadelphia, 20 May 1925.

  •   [--] – Mali picon un ihr “tsipke” rufen aroys shturm in shikago, “Forward”, N. Y., 12 June 1925.

  •   Ab. Cahan – Mali picon in “Der rbin’s nigun”, “Forward”, N. Y., 16 April 1926.

  •   Moishe Nadir – Fun nekhtn biz haynt, “Frayhayt”, N. Y., 16 April 1926.

  •   Ts. H. Rubinstein – Azoy zikh …, “Der tog”, N. Y., 7 May 1926.

  •   M. Weichert – “Teater un drame”, Vilna, 1926, Volume Two, pp. 20-21.

  •   Freda R. Bienstock – An Idol of the Yiddish Stage, “The Jewish Tribune”, N. Y., June 4, 1926.

  •   N. Buchwald – Bowery and Second Avenue, “Frayhayt”, N. Y., 10 September 1926.

  •   Z. Vaynper – Der keeyner mazik, “Der oyfkum”, N. Y., October 1926.

  •   Harry Hershfield – “Little Devil”, Reminds Abie of Good Acting, “Evening Newspaper”, N. Y., November 15, 1926.

  •   L. Alegra – In der teater-velt, “Der veker”, N. Y., 11 December 1926.

  •   Moishe Nadir – “Mayne hent hobn fargosn dos dozike blut”, Vilna, 1927, pp. 205-210.

  •   B. Botwinik – Mali picon in “mamele”, “Der veker”, N. Y., 15 January 1927.

  •   A. Glantz – Mali picon in ihr nayer rol als “tsarevitsh Fyodor”, “Der tog”, N. Y., 15 April 1927.

  •   L. Kesner – Tsarevitsh fyodor, “Yidtgb’lt”, N. Y., 15 April 1927.

  •   Pompador – Tsarevitsh Fyodor, “Der groyser kunds”, N. Y., 15 April 1927.

  •   Dr. A. Mukdoni – Tsarevitsh Fyodor, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 22 April 1927.

  •   N. Buchwald – Oy a sheyne “show”, oy mali picon, “Frayhayt”, N. Y., 22 April 1927.

  •   B. Y. Goldstein – “Tsarevitsh Fyodor”, “Fraye arbayter shtime”, N. Y., 29 April 1927.

  •   B. Botwinik – Osherovitsh’es “tsarevitsh Fyodor”, “Der veker”, N. Y., 14 May 1927.

  •   Z. Vaynper – Mali picon in osherovitsh’s “tsarevitsh Fyodor”, “Der oyfkum”, N. Y., May 1927.

  •   David Ewen – The Year in the Theatre, “The Jewish Tribune”, N. Y., September 23, 1927.

  •   A. Glantz – Mali picon un aron lebedev in tsvay naye un shene opereten, “Der tog”, N. Y., 30 September 1927.

  •   Jacob Kirschenbaum – Mali picon in “raizele”, “Der amerikaner”, N. Y., 14 October 1927.

  •   Dr. A. Mukdoni – “Teater”, New York, 1927, pp. 127-133.

  •   Zalmen Zylbercweig – “Vos der yiddisher actor dertseylt”, Vilna, 1928, pp. 10-11.

  •   Der Lebediker – “Shpil un lebn”, Warsaw [1928], pp. 88-90, 139-141.

  •   Molly Picon – Ikh un dos publikum, “Der tog”, N. Y., 6 January 1928.

  •   A. Frumkin – Mali picon vegen operetes, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 10 February 1928.

  •   Leonard Traube – How Mollie did fine, “Sunday World”, N. Y., March 11, 1928.

  •   Dr. A. Mukdoni – In tsvay teaters, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 30 March 1928.

  •   A. Glantz – Mali picon in “mazel brakha” finkelt mit nayem oyftu un talent, “Der tog”, N. Y., 30 March 1928.

  •   Israel the Yankee – [review], “Yidtgb”lt”, N. Y., 4 April 1928.

  •   B. Y. Goldstein – Oyf der teater evenyu, “Fraye arbayter shtime”, N. Y., 6 April 1928.

  •   A. Frumkin – Di kinder-rolisten oyf der idisher bine, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 30 November, 7 December 1928.

  •   A. M. Mandelbaum – “Mali picon in der nayer operete “helo, mali”, “Frayhayt”, N. Y., 4 January 1929.

  •   Ab. Cahan – Mali picon in “helo, mali”, “Forward”, N. Y., 10 January 1929.

  •   Arthur Ruhl – Second Nights, “The Herald Tribune”, N. Y., February 24, 1929.

  •   J. H. Keen – Observations, “Daily News”, N. Y., May 21, 1929.

  •   M. Sherman [Yardeni] – Mali picon – di kenigin fun der idisher operetta, “Idishe velt”, Philadelphia, 24 May 1929.

  •   Robert Garland – Mollie Picon scores sweeping triumph in first Broadway appearance, “The New York Telegram”, June 24, 1929.

  •   J. D. – Molly Picon triumphs in her debut at Palace, “Tribune”, N. Y., June 24, 1929.

  •   Harry Hershfield – Abe is Positively Cookoo Over Smallish Star, Molly Picon, “Journal American”, N. Y., June 24, 1929.

  •   Evelyn Seeley – Broadway is just like Second Avenue to Molly Picon, who knows both now, “The New York Telegram”, June 25, 1929.

  •   Rush – Molly Picon, “Variety”, June 26, 1929.

  •   Paul Sweinhart, “Zits”, N. Y., June 26, 1929.

  •   Hillel Rogoff – Mali picon’s erfolg oyf brodvay, “Forward”, N. Y., 12 July 1929.

  •   [--] -- Molly Picon, a hit at Palace Theatre, “New York Times”, June 24, 1929.

  •   Molly Picon – Vi azoy bin ir gevorn a yidishe shoyshpilerin, “Der morgn”, Lemberg, 10, 17, 24 31 August and 7 September 1929.

  •   Lloyd Lewis – Molly Picon in comic mood at the Palace Theatre, “Chicago Daily News”, August 26, 1929.

  •   Carbon Cora – Molly Picon, Ted Lewis, star at Palace, “Chicago Evening American”, August 26, 1929.

  •   Shulamith Ish Kishor – Molly Picon Storms the Palace, “The Jewish Tribune”, N. Y., September 6, 1929.

  •   Molly Picon – The way to the heart of a Jewish audience, “The Day”, N. Y., September 15, 1929.

  •   H. Ehrenreich – Mali picon dertselt vegen ihre erfarungen in di amerikaner vodevil teaters, “Forward”, N. Y., 27 September 1929.

  •   William Edlin – Mali picon in a role fun a moderner sinderela, “Der tog”, N. Y., 25 October 1929.

  •   A. Frumkin – Mali picon als “dos radio maydel”, “Brooklyn Yiddish Voice”, N. Y., 8 November 1929.

  •   Peter A. Rosoff – An Interview with Molly Picon, “Brooklyn Examiner”, November 29, 1929.

  •   Oliver Claxton – Idol of New York’s East Side, “The Sunday World Magazine”, N. Y., December 8, 1929.

  •   Edish Mearson – The Idol of the East Side, “Junior Guild News”, N. Y., December 10, 1929.

  •   William Edlin – Tsvay naye muzikalishe piesen, “Der tog”, N. Y., 27 December 1929.

  •   Rose C. Field – Molly of Second Avenue, “The New York Times”, January 26, 1930.

  •   William Edlin – “Di komedianteke” in’m second evenyu teater. Mali picon hot a nayem triumph. “Der tog”, N. Y., 14 March 1930.

  •   A. Frumkin – Mali picon als “di komediantke”, “Brooklyn Yiddish Voice”, N. Y., 21 March 1930.\

  •   Percy N. Stone – Molly Picon, Destroyer of Soubrette Traditions, “Herald Tribune”, N. Y., April 13, 1930.

  •   Jose Manuel Bada – El Idolo del Teatro Hebreo, “Cine Mundial”, Buenos Aires, April, 1930.

  •   Heyman Zimel – Jewish Actress shines brightly and profusely in a starry firmament, “The Jewish Tribune”, N. Y., June 6, 1930.

  •   Hillel Rogoff – Rumshinsky’s naye operete “dos maydel fun amol”, “Forward”, N. Y., 3 October 1930.

  •   William Edlin – “Dos maydel fun amol” in mali picon’s folks teater, “Der tog”, N. Y., 3 October 1930.

  •   Julian Funt – Broadway beckons to Molly Picon in vain; Yiddish star is true to Second Avenue, “Sunday World”, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1930.

  •   Alan Williams – The Love Romance of the East Side’s Darling, “Modern Love Magazine”, N. Y., November, 1930.

  •   B. Y. Goldstein – Oyf der teater evenyu, “Fraye arbayter shtime”, N. Y., 21 November 1930.

  •   Sidney Skolsky – “Times Square Tintypes”, New York, 1930, pp. 174-178.

  •   J. Brooks Atkinson – “East of the Hudson”, New York, 1931, pp. 168-171.

  •   Jacob Reich – A naye lustige operete in mali picon’s teater, “Forward”, N. Y., 30 January 1931.

  •   Robert Garland – Molly Picon returns to Second Avenue stage, “The New York Telegram”, January 19, 1931.

  •   William Shack – Athos, Porthos and Miss Molly Picon, “The New York Times”, February 1, 1931.

  •   Bessie F. White – Picon and her other halves, “Jewish Advocate”, Boston, February 13, 1931.

  •   B. Y. Goldstein – A por likhtike teater-nekht, “Fraye arbayter shtime”, N. Y., 13 February 1931.

  •   Jeanette Smits – She left the pumpkin out of her little Cinderella story, “N. Y. Journal”, February 16, 1931.

  •   Molly B. Steinberg – Pen and Ink Sketches, “Jewish Tribune”, N. Y., April 17, 1931.

  •   I. G. [Isaac Goldberg] – Molly Picon with new food for fun, “Boston Transcript”, May 1, 1931.

  •   H. Ehrenreich – Farvos rumshinsky hot zikh opgeteylt fun mali pcon un Jacob kalich, “Forward”, 12 May 1931.

  •   Louis Sobol – Your Broadway and Mine, “Graphic”, N. Y., May 16, 1931.

  •   Joseph Rumshinsky – Mayne akht yor mit mali picon un yakov kalich, “Forward”, N. Y., 23 May 1931.

  •   Joseph Rumshinsky – “Rumshinsky bukh”, Nw York, 1931, 88 pp.

  •   B. Y. Goldstein – Yosef rumshinsky in shoyn a fuftsik yoriker, “Fraye arbayter shtime”, N. Y., 26 June 1931.

  •   N. B. Linder – Mali picon erklert, az zi fort zukhen freyd in idishen leben, “Der tog”, N. Y., 8 August 1931.

  •   Bewe – Mali Picon Revine La Jasi, “Opinia”, Jasi, 29/8, 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – Vos ikh ze in deytshland, “di prese”, Buenos Aires, 29 October 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – Mali picon bashreybt a “velt”: berlin, drezden un karlsbad, “Der tog”, N. Y., 5 September 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – In benk ahaym…, “Der tog”, N. Y., 20 September 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – Hkfus in bukarest, “Der tog”, N. Y., 21 September 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – “Biliv it or not” – mali picon hot gehat an intervyu mit’n shpanishen kenig alfonso in kalsbad, “Der tog”, N. Y., 27 September 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – Bagegenish mit mr. un mrs. Chaim nachman bialik in a shabes farnakht, “Der tog”, N. Y., 10 October 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – Mir lernen zikh sheren oyf fremde berd, “Der tog”, N. Y., 8 November 1931.

  •   Dr. Josef Finkelstein – W Towarzystwie Eliszeway, Mali Picon, “Chwila”, Lwow 18/XI, 1931.

  •   Molly Picon – Oy, vi gut es iz nit tsu zany in sutsheve!, “Der tog”, N. Y., 21 November 1931.

  •   F. H. – Gastspiel Molly Picon, “Der Wiener Tag”, 1/12, 1931.

  •   Ron – Judisches Gastspiel Im Burgertheater, “Neues Wiener Journal”, 1/12, 1931.

  •   Arthur Brisbane – Today, “American”, N. Y. December 15, 1931.

  •   F. R. – Jankele, “Arbeiter Zeitung”, Wien, 19/12, 1931.

  •   P. W. – Gastpiel Mally Picon im Burgertheater “Neue Freie Presse”, Wien, 19/12, 1931.

  •   N. Frank – Ven “yankele” iz gekumen keyn farizh, “Parizer haynt”, 24 December 1931.

  •   N. Frank – Mali picon als “mamele”, “Parizer haynt”, 27 and 28 December 1931.

  •   N. Frank – Mali picon in nayem “yankele”, “Paizer haynt”, 4 January 1932.

  •   A. S. – Molly Picon au Theatre de la Mutualite, “Populaire”, Paris, 13, 1, 1932.

  •   [--] – Mali picon un yakov kalikh nekhtn ongekumen, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 25 March 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Mali picon un yankev kalich a borekhhabe, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 25 March 1932.

  •   [--] – Mali picon, yankev kalich un abe ellstein in redaktsye, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 27 March 1932.

  •   [--] – Mali picon un yakov kalich bazukhn “di idishe tsaytung”, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 27 March 1932.

  •   [--] – Molly Picon y Jaocob Kalich Hablan Para “Mundo Israelita”, “Mundo Israelita”, Buenos Aires, April 2, 1932.

  •   [--] – Der impozanter luntsh fun literatn un zhurnalistn farein, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 4 April 1932.

  •   Y. Mem [Mendelson] – Der debut fun mali picon in “ekselsior”, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 10 April 1932.

  •   P. Katz – Mali picon in “mamele”, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 10 April 1932.

  •   Yankele Gibales [Botoshansky] – Brivelkh tsu ufroyken, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 14 April 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Der sezon in bren, “Di prese’, Buenos Aires, 15 April 1932.

  •   Kh. V—t [Veremkroyt] – Mali picons erster oyftrit, “Der shpigl”, Buenos Aires, 20 April 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Mali picon – a shtarl un a regnboygn, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 1 May 1932.

  •   Shin Gimel [Sh. Glazerman] – Mali picon’s naye antflekung in “ekselsior” als meyserhafte subretin un parodistin, “Di yidishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 1 May 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Vos iz mali dali, vos iz mali pico un vos – mali dali picon, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 23 May 1932.

  •   Shmuel Glazerman – Mali picon’s glants in “mali dali” in teater “ekselsior”, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 23 May 1932.

  •   [--] – “La Soubrette” Molly Picon A Traves de su Vida y Atte, “Noticias Graficas”, Buenos Aires, 24 May 1932.

  •   Sch – “Molly-Dolly”, “Argentinisches Tageblatt”, Buenos Aires, 24 May 1932.

  •   Y. B. – Der yontev fun idishn aktyorn fareyn in “ekselsior”, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 4 June 1932.

  •   Shmuel Glazerman – Di forshtelung farn “aktyoren-fareyn” mit picon’s “shmendrik” also rozhinke – an impozanter akt, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 5 June 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – A bisl geshikhte fun “shmendrik”, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 9 June 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Mali picons shmendrik shpil un yankev kalichs goldfadn spektakl in teater “ekselsior”, “Di prese”, N. Y., 11 June 1932.

  •   Yosef Mendelson – Mali picon’s “shmendrik” geheft oyf a goldfaden-kanve, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 12 June 1932.

  •   [--] – Molly Picon, “Soubrette” Israelita, Esta Realizando una amplia Jira por el Mundo, La Razon”, Buenos Aires, 16 June 1932.

  •   Dr. L. Zhitnitsky – A. goldfadn, shmendrik, mali picon .., “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 17 June 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Men darf vider geboyrn vern, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 22 June 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Mali picons “yankele”, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 24 June 1932.

  •   Y. Botoshansky – Mali picn also “tsipke feyer” in “ekselsior”, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 10 July 1932.

  •   Shmuel Glazerman – Mali pcon in “tsipke” – ala tb’h’s brih vos mit nsim makht zi shabes, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 10 July 1932.

  •   Y. Botoshansky – Tsu der hayntiker 100ter forshtelung fun mali picon, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 15 July 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Mali picons “tsirkus meydl” – a lyterer shpil, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 25 July 1932.

  •   Shmuel Glazerman – Mitn khn fun di khn’en – Mit kindishkeyt shpilt mali picon in “tsikr-meydl”, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 25 July 1932.

  •   Y. Mem [Mendelson] – A kholum in a sdr-nakht, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 25 July 1932.

  •   [--] – Molly Picon, La Gran Vedette Judia, Relata Sus Impresiones de Teatro, “Noticias’ Graficas”, Buenos Aires, 15/8.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Mali picon un kanev kalich, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 25 August 1932.

  •   [--] – Esta Noche se Beneficara Molly Picn en el Teatro Excelsior, “La Republica”, Buenos Aires, 25 August 1932.

  •   Y. B. – Der yontev fun mali picon un yankev kalich in “ekselsior”, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 27 August 1932.

  •   [--] – Der ehren-ovend fun mali picon un yakov kalich, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 28 August 1932.

  •   Yankev Botoshansky – Mai fort avek…, “Di prese”, Buenos Aires, 16 September 1932.

  •   [--] – Mali picon un yakov kalich tsurik fun langer rayze; planen tsu makhen idishe tokis, “Forward”, N. Y., 7 October 1932.

  •   [--] – “Iden lakhen umetum”, zogt mali picon baym tsurikkumen fun a rayze iber der velt, “Der tog”, N. Y., 7 October 1932.

  •   Joseph Mitchell – Yelling Pier Crowd greets Molly Picon, “World Telegram”, N. Y., October 8, 1932.

  •   William Weer – Molly Picon calls on Jewish Gauchos, “Brooklyn Eagle”, October 30, 1932.

  •   Louis Sobol – The Voice of Broadway, “Ne York Evening Journal”, November 19, 1932.

  •   Archie Bell – Molly Picon is Top Liner this week at State, “News”, Cleveland, December 12, 1932.

  •   Barney M. Friedman – Intimatypes, “East Side News”, N. Y., February 4, 1933.

  •   [--] – vos mali picon un yakov kalich dertsehlen fun eretz-yisrael, “Parizer haynt”, 19 May 1933.

  •   Y. D. – Vos hoben miribergelebt in eretz yisrael, “Nayer folksblat”, Lodz, 23 May 1933.

  •   El. Ts—n – Di velt-berihmte idishe artistin mali picon tsu-gast in varsha, “Unzer ekspres”, Warsaw, 26 May 1933.

  •   [R. S.] – W drodze z Palestyny do Moskwy, “Nasz Przeglad”, Warszawa, 27/5, 1933.

  •   M. Kipnis – Mali picon in varsha “Haynt”, Warsaw, 5 June 1933.

  •   Y. Sh. Goldstein – Vos dertsehlt mali picon fun eretz-yisrael un fun deitshland, “Haynt”, Warsaw, 7 June 1933.

  •   Elkhanan Zeitlin – Mali picon, “Unzer ekspres”, Warsaw, 7 June 1933.

  •   Selma Aynin – Theatre Festival Visitors Recount Their Impressions, “Moscow Daily News”, June 8, 1933.

  •   Molly Picon – Geshpilt far al. kapone, “Nayer folksblat”, Lodz, 23 June 1933, az”v.

  •   [--] – East Side Darling, Molly, Back from Tour Opens Eyes Wider, “Jewish Daily Bulletin”, N. Y., July 2, 1933.

  •   Dr. A. Sh. Yuris – Mit mali picon oyf a shabes in eyn-khrud, “Di idishe tsaytung”, Buenos Aires, 2 July 1933.

  •   Irene Kuhn – Second Avenue Keeps Molly Picon’s Heart, “New York World Telegram”, December 1, 1933.

  •   Jack Shuster – Talks and Walks, “Williamsburgh News”, December 15, 1933.

  •   A. W. W. – “The Circus Girl”, “Herald”, Boston, May 11, 1934.

  •   I. G. [Isaac Goldberg] – Molly Picon in the Midst of Routine, “Transcript”, Boston, May 11, 1934.

  •   Gail Borden – Molly Picon Stars in Yiddish Show, “Daily Times”, Chicago, May 17, 1934.

  •   Lloyd Lewis – “The Girl of Yesterday”, “News”, Chicago, May 17, 1934.

  •   Ashton Stevens – Enter Mollie Picon, The Yiddish Magnet of “The Girl of Yesterday”, “Chicago American”, Chicago, May 17, 1934.

  •   Y. Entin – Tsum nayem teater-sezon, “Der idisher kemfer”, N. Y., 5 October 1934.

  •   Dr. A. Mukdoni – Di kale loyft, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 5 October 1934.

  •   Chaim Ehrenreich – Shlekhte shtimung un teater-kritik, “Der idisher kemfer”, N. Y., 19 October 1934.

  •   A. J. Liebling – Business is Good, says Molly Picon, Queen of the Yiddish Theatre, “New York World Telegram”, November 19, 1934.

  •   Dr. A. Mukdoni – Eyns un a rekhts, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 23 November 1934.

  •   [--] – Played Jewish Repertoire to Cheering Vienna Nazis, “Toronto Daily Star”, December 3, 1934.

  •   Lois Hollander – An Off-stage Glimpse of Molly Picon, “Jewish Criterion”, Pittsburgh, November 15, 1935.

  •   Dr. A. Mukdoni – In tsvay teaters, “Morning Journal”, N. Y., 18 November 1935.

  •   Max Geller – In film-fabrik vu es vert geboyrn “yidl mitn fidl”, “Folktsaytung”, Warsaw, 8 February 1936.

  •   Z. Vaynper – Mali picon, “Teater un radio velt”, New York, April 1936.

  •   [--] – Mali picon zingt idishe lider far frantsoyzen in pariz un gevint zayere hertser, “Der tog”, N. Y., April 1936.

  •   Jacob Parnes – Mali picon tsu ir groysn derfolg in brisl, “Tobblat”, Brazil, 3 May 1936.

  •   H. Ts. – Der kontsert fun mali picon in shtatisn teater, “Yidishe prese”, Antwerp, 8 May 1936.

  • Spektator [N. Frank] -- Mali picon in "a-be-se", "Parizer haynt", 10 May 1936.

  • Max Gabel -- A tsikhtiker yidisher filmm "Folkstsaytung", Warsaw, 10 June 1936.

  • A. Lerman -- Der yudisher klang-film "Yudel mit'n fidel", "Ekspres", Warsaw, 10 June 1936.

  • D. Zhager -- Mali picon gehmt eyn europa, "Folkstsaytung", Rio de Janeiro, 24 June 1936.

  • [--] -- Mali picon un yakov kalich grengen grusen fun europa, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 10 November 1936.

  • Motel Sherman -- Mali picon, "Di idishe shtime", Los Angeles, 11 December 1936.

  • N. M. [Nachman Mayzel] -- A nayer yidisher klang-film ("Yidl mitn fidl" mit mali picon in der hoyptrole), "Literarishe bleter", Warsaw, 29, 1936.

  • N. M. -- Der nayer yidisher film (a geshprekh mitn direktor un mit rezhiser yosef grin), "Literarishe bleter", Warsaw, 39, 1936.

  • N. M. -- In di varshever yidishe teatern, "Literarishe bleter", Warsaw, 42, 1936.

  • Y. Horowitz -- "Idel mitn fidl" -- di myzikalishe idishe tokivos varshe hot geshikt oyf brodvay, "Der tog", N. Y., 24 December 1936.

  • David Karsh -- Erste groyse muzikalishe idishe film mit mali picon oyf brodway, "Forward", N. Y., 24 December 1936.

  • Rohama -- Everybody's Molly, "The American Hebrew", N. Y., December 25, 1936.

  • N. B. [Buchwald] -- Mali picon in "idl mitn fidl", "Morgn frayhayt", N. Y., 1 January 1937.

  • Z. Libin -- "Idl mitn fidl", "Forward", N. Y., 2 January 1937.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- "Idl mitn fidl", "Der tog", N. Y., 4 January 1937.

  • A. Berman -- Di kritiker fun idisher prese giben a "medal" di prodyusert fun "idl mitn fidl", "Der tog", N. Y., 19 January 1937.

  • Morris Meyer -- Mali picon's idisher kontsert a groyser triumf, "Di tsayt", London, 4 February 1937.

  • A. B. L. -- Molly Picon's Jewish Concert, "The Jewish Chronicle", London, February 5, 1937.

  • Chaim Weiner -- Teater, "Der idhser kemfer", N. Y., 5 March 1937.

  • O. E. S. -- Amerikaanse Komediante Boei Genook Met Sang en Voordragte, "Vakfland", Johannesburg, March 8, 1937.

  • [--] -- Molly Picon To You, "Zionist Record", March 12, 1937.

  • Sue -- Molly Picon, "South African Jewish Times", March 12, 1937.

  • E. B. -- Fine Show at the Empire, "Zionist Record", March 12, 1937.

  • Meyer Zolotaroff -- "Yiddle With His Fiddle" gives Molly Picon greatest role, "American", Chicago, March 27, 1937.

  • Norman Howell -- Molly Picon: Working Girl, "Cape Times", April 12, 1937.

  • F. B. -- Farewell To Molly Picon, "Zionist Record", Johannesburg, May 7, 1937.

  • Molly Picon -- South Africa and Its Audience, "The Outspan", Johannesburg, May 7, 1937.

  • N. Ber -- Mali picon kumt tsurik fun langer rayze iber der velt; grayngt grus fun iden in fil lender, "Der tog", N. Y., 28 July 1937.

  • Robert Coleman -- Molly Picon Returns to Yiddish Stage, "Sunday Mirror", N. Y., August 15, 1937.

  • Chaim Ehreinreich -- An operete vos iz rezhisirt gevoren, "Nyu yorker vokhnblat", 22 October 1937.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Teater notitsen, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 12 November 1937.

  • N. B. Linder -- Idisher film hoybt on veren beser un mehr populer, "Der tog", N. Y., 15 January 1938.

  • Regina Crewe -- Famous East Side Actress Has Won Plaudits on Four Continents, "New York Journal", April 23, 1938.

  • T. Beilin -- Notitsn un bamerkungen, "Di prese", Buenos Aires, 6 May 1938.

  • M. Melamed -- Mali bleibt mali, "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 11 May 1938.

  • Leo Hirsch -- Unser Erster Jidischer Spielfilm, "Judisches Gemeindeblatt Fur Berlin", No. 21/22, Mai 1938.

  • David Matis -- Mali af vakatsye bay nort-pol, Morgn Frayhayt, N. Y., 18 November 1938.

  • Y. Horowitz -- Di freyd mit vewlkher mali picon hot geshafen ihr rolye in der film "Mamele", "Der tog", N. Y., 25 December 1938.

  • Kh. Gutman -- Di naye muvis fun der vokh, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 26 December 1938.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Mali picon als "mamele" in a idisher toki, "Forward", N. Y., 30 December 1938.

  • Wiliam Edlin -- Tsvisen di nayeste muvis oyf brodvay, "Der tog", N. Y., 1 January 1939.

  • Aharon Kanyevsky -- A idishe toki vos hot di vert gezehen tsu veren, "Der tog", Philadelphia, 18 February 1939.

  • Ethel N. Barron -- Molly Picon Is Mrs. Kalich, "The American Hebrew", N. Y., September 8, 1939.

  • Sam Stavisky -- Molly Picon, Queen of the Yiddish Stage, Brings Down Jewish Community House, "Post", Washington, D. C., October 11, 1939.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- A "Idishe piese" oyf english geshpilt oyf brodvay, "Forward", N. Y., 5 April 1940.

  • Brooks Atkinson -- Molly Picon Acts Her First English Speaking Part on Broadway in "Morning Star", "New York Times", April 17, 1940.

  • Oliver Claxton -- Sweetheart of Second Avenue, "Cue", N. Y., April 20, 1940.

  • John Mason Brown -- Miss Picon's Acting in "Morning Star", N. Y., Post", April 20, 1940.

  • Kh. Gutman -- Mali picon in an englisher piese, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 26 April 1940.

  • Greenville Vernon -- Morning Star, "The Commonweal", N. Y., May 3, 1940.

  • Robert Francis -- "Morning Star" at Brighton Theatre, "Eagle", Brooklyn, N. Y., July 10, 1940.

  • Shmuel Rozansky -- Mali picon's khn bashehnt un basheynt dem idishn film "mamele", "Di idshe tsaytung", Buenos Aires, 6 August 1940.

  • V. B. -- "Mamele", "Morgntsaytung", Buenos Aires, 6 August 1940.

  • Shmeul Rozhansky -- "Dos yidishe gedrukte vort un teater in argentine", Buenos Aires, 1941, pp. 229, 240.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Teater mozaik", New York, 1941, pp. 166-167.

  • [--] -- Mali picon kumt tsurik ahaym -- tsu dem idishn teater, "Forward", N. Y., 30 January 1942.

  • Meyer Zolatareff -- Mollie Picon Surpasses Herself in the Drama of Her Life, "Herald American", Chicago, April 23, 1942.

  • Sh. Zamd -- Mali pkcon kumt tsurik ahaym tsum idishen teater, "Forward", Chicago, 24 April 1942.

  • B. Levitan -- Gevezener dzholson teater vert "mali picon" teater kumenden sezon, "Forward", N. Y., 8 May 1942.

  • L. K. [Kristol] -- Mali picon hot shoyn a gute idishe sukses-piese farn neksten sezon, "Forward", N. Y., 11 July 1942.

  • Hazel Bruce -- The Leading Comedienne of the Yiddish Theatre, "San Francisco Chronicle", October 3, 1942.

  • Rowland Field -- Brilliant Performance by Molly Picon, "Newark Evening News", October 13, 1942.

  • Joseph Pikodna -- "Oy Is Dus A Leben", "Herald Tribune", October 13, 1942.

  • Brooks Atkinson -- Molly Picon in "Oy Is Dus A Leben", Musical Comedy About Her Career, "The New York Times", October 13, 1942.

  • Burns Mantle -- Molly Picon Tells Her Life's Story in "Oy Is Dus A Leben", "The Daily News", N. Y., October 14, 1942.

  • John Mason Brown -- Molly Picon Appears in Cavalcade of Her Life, "The World Telegram", N. Y., October 14, 1942.

  • Richard Lockridge -- "Oy Is Dus A Leben" Opens at the Molly Picon Theatre, "New York Sun", N. Y., October 14, 1942.

  • Wilella Waldorf -- "Oy Is Dus A Leben" Opens at the Molly Picon Theatre, "The Post", N. Y., October 14, 1942.

  • Thomas K. Dash -- "Oy Is Dus A Leben", "News Record", N. Y., October 14, 1942.

  • "Souvenir Journal in Honor of Molly Picon", [New York, 1943].

  • N. Buchwald -- Mali picon in "oy, iz dos a leben", "Morgn frayhayt", N. Y., 15 October 1942.

  • Kh. Gutman -- "Oy, iz dos a leben" in mali picon teater, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 16 October 1942.

  • Y. A. Rontsh -- Mit drey matrosn in idishn teater, "Morgn frayhayt", N. Y., 11 December 1942.

  • David Hanna -- "Molly Picon", "News", Los Angeles, September 12, 1943.

  • David Helfman -- Molly Picon Carries On For Yiddish Theatre, "The San Francisco News", October 4, 1943.

  • Jacob Mestel -- "Undzer teater", New York, 1943, pp. 37, 66.

  • N. Buchwald -- "Teater", New York [1943], pp. 265, 287, 382.

  • Morris Meyer -- "Idish teater in london", London [1943], p. 332.

  • Nechamya Tsuker -- "Fir doros idish teater", Buenos Aires, 1944, p. 436.

  • Herbert Whitaker -- Molly Picon Seen in Variety Program, "The Gazette", Montreal, May 29, 1944.

  • Jay Grayson [Y. Abramowitz] -- Mali picon hot gegeben forshtelungen far a halbn milyon soldaten, "Forward", N. Y., 14 July 1944.

  • Joseph Rumshinsky -- "Klangen fun mayn lebn", New York, 1944, p. 617, 619-625, 677-698, 711-713, 744, 762, 765-768.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- Mali picon brengt idish vort tsu di soldaten, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., 12 January 1945.

  • "Teater-heftn", New York, 7, 1945.







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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1809.

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