Exhibit at Holocaust Museum explores cinematic aspect of history

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SKOKIE, Ill. — They were some of the biggest movies and names of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  “Sunset Boulevard,” “A Foreign Affair” and “Casablanca are all award winning pictures with one striking common thread:  The casts and crews largely comprised by exiles and émigrés of Nazism.

Doris Berger has brought “Light and Noir,” to the Holocaust Museum in Skokie from the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A.  It’s an exhibit showcasing the boom in Hollywood and the contributions these men and woman made.

The exhibit includes costumes, props and documents that are all tied to movie icons integral in the lives of exiles and émigrés.

The exhibit looks at the light, satirical pictures like “To Be Or Not To Be” and thrillers like “Confessions of a Nazi Spy” and classic film noir like “Sunset Boulevard.”

WGN’s Amy Rutledge has a look at the exhibit.

 

More info:

Light & Noir: Exiles and Emigres in Hollywood, 1933 – 1950

October 11th – January 10, 2016

Illinois Holocaust Museum

9603 Woods Dr. Skokie IL

 

Opening Event

Sunday Oct. 11TH 2PM

Reservations required

www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events

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