Lecture: The Great Six – Polish women in the 1920s American culture | Andrzej Krakowski |PL/US|

When in 1922, Pola Negri left to conquer America, in the New York harbor she was welcomed by enthusiastic crowds, the mayor and the new car, a present from the Paramount Studios owners. However, she did not know that at the time there were five (or maybe even six) other women from Poland ruled American culture… On the stage, it was Gilda Gray, in theatre, Anna Held, in music, especially jazz music, Sophie Tucker and in literature, Anzia Yezierska, in journalism, Rose Pastor-Stokes.

Andrzej Krakowski – director, screenwriter, movie producer, teacher, writer, and cartoonist; professor at the City University of New York and holder of Ph.D. in film art. Productions he directed won numerous awards, he is the author of screenplays for 18 movies and several books, including the famous “Pollywood: How Did We Create Hollywood,” “Pollywood II: Runners In Paradise,” and “The World Through The Eye of a Screenwriter.”

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