Sunday, February 26, 2012
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Join us for a great day of fun and learning about the history of Jewish Hollywood. Our day will begin with at the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills with guest speaker Marc Wanamaker, author of History of the Jewish Presence in Hollywood. Marc will give us great insight into the beginnings of Hollywood, and share the contributions of the Jewish people that helped create this empire. We will then make our way over to West Hollywood for Lunch at Canter’s Delicatessen, which is also rich in Jewish history (and great food). Following lunch, we will take a walking tour of the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where we will explore the lives of the Jewish residents interred there. Highlights include Garbo’s agent, Charles Feldman, Mobster Bugsy Siegel, Michael Kanin, The Ritz Brothers and the Anne Frank Memorial. We will be back in time to be home for the Oscars, which airs at 5:30 p.m.!
The bus will depart promptly from TBS at 9:00 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m.