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The Big Ads
Scenes, Types and Characters from the Big Yiddish Theatre Productions
 

 

"Jew From the South"
at the National Theatre

The opening performance was probably on April 15, 1927.
The half-page advertisement below can be found in the April 17, 1927 edition of the Forward.

 

"THE JEW FROM THE SOUTH (Dos idel fun der south)," at Goldberg and Jacobs' National Theatre, Houston Street and Second Avenue, Telephone: Orchard 2612.
Samuel Goldinburg, director; Harry Katz, general manager; Jean Greenfield, manager.
A new, very cheerful musical-comedy in the National Theatre, every Friday and every Saturday and Sunday matinee and evening. Alexander Olshanetsky's "The Jew From the South."
Libretto and lyrics by Isidore Lillian. Staged by Samuel Goldinburg. Special lyrics by Jacob Jacobs. Dance arranged by Hymie Jacobson. Every Saturday matinee, ladies free.

CAPTIONS, left to right:

Row 1:
1. Hymie Jacobson, as Charlie, Fannie Lubritsky as Molly, in "The Jew From the South."
2. A scene from the 2nd act. Right to left: Jacob Jacobs, Bettie Jacobs, Fannie Lubritsky, Hymie Jacobson. Behind them: Pauline Offerman, Philip Maltz and the chorus.
3. Moses Villette, the sheriff (Hymie Jacobson); Mrs. Zeligman, the midwife (Bettie Jacobs); in "The Jew From the South."

Row 2:
1. A scene in the 1st act of "The Jew From the South": Bettie Jacobs, Fannie Lubritsky, Jacob Goldstein and the chorus of women.
2. Closing scene from the 2nd act. Right to left: Jacob Jacobs, Bettie Jacobs, Philip Maltz, Pauline Offerman, Rose Goldberg, Hymie Jacobson, Fannie Lubritsky, Jacob Goldstein and the chorus.

Row 3:
1. They shush themselves. -- A scene in the 1st act of "The Jew From the South." Right to left: Philip Maltz, Pauline Offerman and Jacob Goldstein.
2. Samuel Goldinburg as the lawyer Fried; Rose Goldberg as Bettie, in the 2nd act.
3. Samuel Goldinburg, as the Jew from the South, dancing  with his sister-in-law, Bashe (Rose Goldberg).

Row 4:
1. Jacob Jacobs, as the Sheriff, in "The Jew From the South."
2. Bettie Jacobs, as Mrs. Zeligman, in the 2nd act.
3. "Goodbye, New York, We're Going to the South" -- the closing scene of "The Jew From the South."
4. Rose Goldberg, as Bettie, in the 2nd act.
5. Samuel Goldinburg, as the Jew from the South.

 

 

 

 

 

List courtesy of YIVO (Yiddish Institute for Jewish Research).

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