The One and Only Jewish Miss America

The story of the rise of Bess Myerson, a Jewish girl from the Bronx, daughter of immigrants, who — with a tough, demanding mother, a gentle, hard-working father, natural beauty, hard work, and some mazel — became Miss America. The lingering post-Holocaust anti-Semitism, coupled with this unlikely affirmation of Jewish womanhood, accompanied her fame. She went beyond her beauty contestant role to become a principled public figure who spoke her mind on topics such as racism and anti-Semitism.

Click here to watch the Zoom chat with filmmaker David Arond, Bess Myerson’s good friend Vicki Gold Levi, and Cindy Graff Cohen which was held on March 23.

Available: March 21-23
Live Q&A: Tuesday, March 23
Length: 52 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director:  David Arond
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language:  English

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Special Event

Live Q&A.

Access to the Cast Party is provided to pass holders and ticket holders of this film.