15 2021

The Mort Skirboll Jewish Film Festival: Ms. America, A Film Discussion

3:00PM - 4:00PM  


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The Mort Skirboll Jewish Film Festival:  The One and Only Jewish Miss America, A Film Discussion with Director David Around, you will receive a link with your purchase of this film.

“The One and Only Jewish Miss America” is the surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world’s most famous beauty pageant in 1945. The film follows Bess, daughter of poor Russian immigrants, from her childhood in a Jewish housing project through the pain of antisemitism when Miss America sponsors withdrew their support and race-restricted tour stops closed their doors.