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The Big Six - Polish Queens of the American Culture of the 1920s.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 7:30am

When in 1922 Pola Negri was disembarking the ship in New York she was greeted by cheering crowds of fans, the city mayor and a new luxury car - a gift from the Paramount studio. What she did not know was that at the same time five other her compatriots ruled American culture. Stage belonged to Gilda Gray, theater – to Anna Held, jazz - Sophie Tucker, literature - Anzia Jezierska and journalism to Rose Pastor-Stokes.

Join us for an insightful, entertaining and very much informative evening with Prof. Andrzej Krakowski as he shines light and gives long-due credit to Polish women who shaped the American culture of the 1920s. 


Polish Queens of the American Culture of the 1920s. 


Andrzej Krakowski, Ph.D

Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. 

The Kosciuszko Foundation: 15 E 65th Street, NYC

Andrzej Krakowski, Professor of Screenwriting and Producing at the City College of NY, awarded film producer, author and director. His production of a 10-episode dramatic TV series titled We Are New York won two Emmy Awards in 2010.

Wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

Regular admission: $10

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