Pollywood

The legend of Hollywood has been created over a number of years. The power of the film industry has been built through the efforts of many men and women; Polish Jews have contributed significantly to this success. Through their determination and ingenuity, they carried out brave plans in the United States as well as created and developed cinematography in Poland. Discover the stories of Jewish men and women opening film studios, performing in theaters around the world, writing captivating screenplays, directing critically acclaimed and audience-loved movies, and playing unforgettable film roles. 

Masterpieces from a Lost World – Polish Cinema in Yiddish
Masterpieces from a Lost World – Polish Cinema in Yiddish
They made melodramas, musicals, and ghost stories. They invited the greatest stars of Yiddish cinema to Poland and had their films shown all over the world.
Billy Wilder – director of
Billy Wilder – director of "Some Like It Hot"
I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.”
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
The Warner Brothers film company, which is still existing today, was founded in 1905 and officially registered in 1923.
Bronisław Kaper
Bronisław Kaper
Film music composer, winner of the 1954 Academy Award (Oscar) for music to the musical Lili; composer of prised jazz standards.
"The Dybbuk" film legend (from the Jewish press series)
"From the Jewish press" series includes archival articles, advertisements and announcements published in magazines, thematic journals and periodicals.
Józef Green
Józef Green
Actor, director, the most prolific pre-war Jewish film producer in Poland, known as the “one-man film industry.”
Józef Lejtes
Józef Lejtes
Film director and screenwriter, creator of inter-war Polish megaproductions („Barbara Radziwiłłówna”, The Girls of Nowolipki Street, Kościuszko at Racławice.
Maks Bożyk
Maks Bożyk
It was said that thanks to his acting skills, he could "make you laugh and cry at the same time".
Maurice Schwartz
Maurice Schwartz
Actor, director, screenwriter, founder of the Yiddish Art Theatre in New York.
Michał Waszynski
Michał Waszynski
Born into a poor Jewish family as Moshe Waks in Kowel. Burried in Madrit as an aristocrat, prince Michael Waszynski.
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