From the Editor

by Susan Weidman Schneider

Certain behaviors offer emblems of an era; flappers and Jazz Age America are one example. Yiddish films give us another, via the crossing of gender lines exemplified by Molly Picon’s guy roles. Beyond Marlene Dietrich and the “Yentl” story, audience responses to this woman in men’s (or boys’) clothing reveal the attitudes—and anxieties—of Jews in Europe and America in the 1920’s and 30’s.

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