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    Chelsea's Center for Jewish History will will be celebrating Superman's 75th Anniversary on Jan 27th.

    Superman at 75: Celebrating America's Most Enduring Hero


    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a celebration of the Man of Steel’s 75th anniversary!

    How has Superman managed to thrive for 75 years and counting, long enough to rank him as America's most enduring hero of the last century? What did Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel have in mind when they brought Superman to life? What answers does Jerry Siegel's newly-discovered memoir offer? And, who knew that Superman was Jewish?

    Experts on the superhero including his biographer, writers, and artists and publishers will gather to discuss these and other questions related to one of the most enduring cultural figures of the last century. Participants include:
    • Random House author Larry Tye, who wrote Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero;
    • Jenette Kahn, former publisher and president of DC Comics;
    • Denny O'Neil, who spearheaded a remake of Superman in the 1970s;
    • Jim Shooter, who sold his first Superman story as he was turning 13;
    • Nicky Nicholson Brown, whose grandfather founded the company that became DC Comics;
    • Sam Norich, publisher of The Jewish Daily Forward and
    • David Weiss, whose father was, in the eyes of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, a dead ringer for his Man of Steel.
    Birthday cake included.

    Co-sponsored by Columbia University Libraries.Ticket Info: $25 general; $20 CJH members, Columbia University Libraries affiliates, students, seniors. All ticket prices include a copy of Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye.
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    presented by CJH

    About the Center for Jewish History

    The Center for Jewish History is one of the foremost Jewish research and cultural institutions in the world, having served over one million people in more than 100 countries. It is home to five partner organizations—American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research—whose collections total more than 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents and include thousands of pieces of artwork, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and photographs. Taken as a whole, the collections span more than 600 years of history and comprise the largest repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. At the Center, the history of the Jewish people is illuminated through scholarship and cultural programming, exhibitions and symposia, lectures and performances.