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Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties

Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties - by Foster Hirsch

This fascinating look at Hollywood’s most turbulent decade and the demise of the studio system is set against the boom of the post–World War II years, the Cold War, and the atomic age—and the movies that reflected the seismic shifts.


About the author:

Foster Hirsch is a professor of film at Brooklyn College, and the author of sixteen books on film and theater, including Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King, The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir, and A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio. He lives in New York City.


Praise for Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties:

“The definitive book on 1950s Hollywood.” — Booklist

“An important, riveting look at our nation at its peak as a world power and at the political, cultural, sexual upheavals it endured, reflected and explored in the quintessential American art form.


Autographed copy of Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties - $40.


*Books will be brought to the event on Thursday, February 8, to the Port Washington Library. If you wish to pick up your book in advance at Gold Coast Arts, call 516-829-2570 and ask for Caroline or email caroline@goldcoastarts.org.


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Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence

Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence -  A CONVERSATION WITH Author Joseph Berger


Elie Wiesel, the Nobel prize-winning writer, was the most influential person to bring the world’s attention to the enormity of the Holocaust. His many books and speeches bore witness to Nazi genocide and led to his preeminent role as a human rights activist.

In this new and fascinating biography, Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence author Joseph Berger draws upon prodigious research and interviews with family, friends and scholars to answer the question: how did this modest man, a Hasidic Jewish student and survivor of Auschwitz, become such a revered figure on the world stage, a bestselling author and moral compass for our era? And what is his legacy for the 21st Century?


About the Author:

Joseph Berger was a New York Times reporter, columnist, and editor for thirty years, and he continues to contribute periodically to the Times. He has taught urban affairs at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College. He is the author of several books, including Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust and lives in New York City.


Praise for Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence:

“Deeply engrossing and moving, this splendid biography gives us the remarkable man behind the tortured face.” – New York Journal of Books

An indispensable touchstone.”— Julia M. Klein, Forward

Autographed copy of Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence - $26.


*Books will be brought to the event at Great Neck Library, Main Branch on February 11. If you wish to pick up your book in advance at Gold Coast Arts, call 516-829-2570 and ask for Caroline or email caroline@goldcoastarts.org


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