This Day in Jewish History A Hollywood Premiere for Immigrant Writer Anzia Yezierska

Anzia Yezierska was an important first-generation Jewish immigrant writer. On this day in 1922, the big screen adaptation of her collection of stories 'Hungry Hearts' got its Los Angeles debut.

On December 3, 1922, the film “Hungry Hearts” had its premiere in Los Angeles, a week after its opening in New York. The silent movie, produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by E. Mason Hopper, was based on a book of stories by Anzia Yezierska.