FRANK SINATRA STICKS UP FOR THE JEWS: "THE HOUSE I LIVE IN" OF 1945
Tuesday, April 3, Cohen Lounge, 2:30 p.m.
In 1945 Frank Sinatra appeared in "The House I Live In", a short film devoted to fighting anti-Semitism in America. The film would be seen by millions throughout the country and win a special Academy Award. In it, a group of young boys chase a Jewish classmate into an alley, but are interrupted by the famous singer right before the violence starts. Sinatra warns the boys, and Americans, about religious prejudice and then sings the title song to express his feelings about the nation.
We will screen the film and have a discussion led by Dr. Art Simon, film studies professor from the English Department.
This event is sponsored by the Jewish American Studies program.