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August Wednesday

Screening and Discussion | American Masters – Mae West: Dirty Blonde


Mae West: Star, legend, child of Brooklyn.

In honor of National Women’s Equality Day, THIRTEEN and Brooklyn Historical Society are pleased to present a screening of American Masters – Mae West: Dirty Blonde followed by a conversation about Mae West’s feminist legacy featuring Claudia Roth Pierpont, writer at The New Yorker; Alexis Grenell, writer and co-founder of public affairs firm Pythia Public; and Rick DesRochers, Ph.D., Director of Theatre and Multimedia Performance, Lehman College, City University of New York. The conversation will be moderated by Director Sally Rosenthal.

American Masters – Mae West: Dirty Blonde dives into the life and career of Brooklyn-born groundbreaking writer, performer, and subversive star Mae West. Over a career spanning eight decades, she broke boundaries and possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s.

This program is presented in partnership with THIRTEEN, one of America’s most respected and innovative public media providers and a member of the WNET family of companies.


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

6:30 pm

Virtual Program via OVEE Streaming (Instructions will be sent upon registration)


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