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Oppenheimer, Barbie, Marilyn and Elvis - Jews, Fame and the Transformation of America

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How the success of four very different major Jewish icons helped to reshape mid-century American political and social life. We'll look at the impact of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the nuclear scientist, Ruth Handler, the toy maker behind the Barbie doll, Marilyn Monroe the serious Jewish convert, and Elvis Presley who had a Jewish great-grandmother and who benefited professionally from his many Jewish connections. An examination of how their personal and professional encounters with Jews and Jewish life influenced us and them.

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