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- Rebecca Rubin
- Rose Krensky
- Max Shepard
- Vera Rubin
- Louis Rubin
- Bubbie Shereshevsky
- Grandpa Shereshevsky
- Sadie and Sophie Rubin
- Lucy Valenti
- Gertie Lowenstein
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Looking Back: Growing Up in 1914
Discusses childhood and the movie industry during the 1910s. Topics covered:
- The average size of families in the 1910s, and the games city children played in the streets, such as jacks, hopscotch, and stickball.
- Movies as a popular form of entertainment, with comedies, dramas, and newsreels being common genres for movie theaters to screen for audiences.
- The low opinion people had for movie actors and movies as an art form compared to stage actors and productions, despite movie actors and movies earning more money.
- Mary Pickford and Theda Bara, two popular silent film actresses of the 1910s, and Helen Badgley, a successful silent film child actress.
- The migration of movie studios from New York and New Jersey to Hollywood, California, as the state had a milder climate and better lighting all year round.
- The founding and origins of major American movie studios by Jewish immigrants who were eager for new businesses and opportunities.
- The "Cleopatra" movie poster Rebecca and Rose see outside the theater is based on a movie poster for a 1917 film version of Cleopatra.