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Steamy Summer Cinema Series: Marjorie Morningstar

National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia PA 19106
  • Wednesday July 11th 2012

Join movie critic Carrie Rickey for a cinematic celebration that stirs up memories of summer camp, family holidays, bungalows, and, of course, a little summertime romance. Critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and incredibly popular, these films memorialize and explore a quintessential part of the American Jewish experience: summer.

Marjorie Morningstar
(USA, 1958, 128 minutes)
Wednesday, July 11

Don’t miss Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood in this poignant and romantic melodrama. In one of the first instances of Jewishness so openly represented on film, she plays a camp counselor and he is a would-be dramatist working at a nearby theater. Even though they both come from upper-middle-class New York Jewish families, her parents do not approve of their relationship. Based on the 1955 Herman Woulk novel. Directed by Irving Rapper.

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