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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0023 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 5 May 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 21.5 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia saw the opera last night-Fledermaus/Rosalinda (Johan Stauss) Passed the Times Building and bought a copy of the Oregonian (Portland newspaper) to see news from his location. She is going that night to a place in Brighton that is run by the Jewish Council of Women for Teen Age Kids, she may volunteer if she fits in. Reports her parents went to see her brother Alvin in Buffalo.

Background Information: Rosalinda (musical), a 1942 Broadway musical adapted from Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus (The Bat) which is an operetta.
Gilbert and Sullivan- British composers who collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 ...and 1896.
Toffinetti's-Popular restaurant in Times Square, NYC- Established in 1940 after being a hit at the 1939 World's Fair at Flusing Meadows, Queens, N.Y.
The Oregonian is the major daily newspaper in Portland, Oregon,
Jewish Council of Women-Volunteer group involved in social isues in New York.
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People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Strauss, Johann, 1804-1849

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorArt, Music, Theater, and FilmMusicJournalismChildren and FamilyJudaism

Sub Era: World War II

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