"Arriving from Poland around 1890, Anzia Yezierska's family settled on the Lower East Side, where she toiled in sweatshops and laundries. Defying her parents, she pursued her education and devoted herself full-time to writing award-winning stories and novels in Yiddish-English dialect. Soon Hollywood, which turned two of her works into movies, beckoned her to write screenplays. When disenchantment with that world set in, she returned to New York to write. Sweatshop Cinderella, by award-winning filmmaker/historian Suzanne Wasserman, vividly depicts this Jewish immigrant writer's amazing story."--Container.
Editor, Ron Eyal; director of photography, Christina Voros; composer, John Putnam.
Videodisc release of the 2010 documentary film.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.