On January 29 at 6pm, the Center for Women's History will feature a conversation between Alice Kessler-Harris, Hilary Hallett, Lara Vapnek, and Valerie Paley on the lost feminist classic film Salomé of the Tenements. American Studies students are warmly encouraged to attend. Tickets are $15 in advance. Columbia students can obtain free tickets with discount code 1029.
In 1925, a silent film called Salome of the Tenements premiered at the Rialto Theater in Times Square. Ahead of its time, the movie featured a fascinating array of women both behind and in front of the camera. Based on the bestselling novel by Anzia Yezierska, it explored the world of immigrants on the Lower East Side and was inspired by the life of activist and feminist Rose Pastor Stokes. Sonya Levien wrote the screenplay, and Jetta Goudal played the lead role. Join our panel and explore the story behind this unique project that arrived at a time when women were claiming their place as consumers and creators of mass media.
The event is inspired by the book The Salomé Ensemble written by American Studies alumnus and member of the Board of Visitors Alan Robert Ginsberg.
Refreshments will be served.
Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased online from the New-York Historical Society. Columbia Students can use code 1029 after clicking "buy tickets" on New-York Historical Society purchasing page.