Tenement Talks – Sweatshop Cinderella, A Real Life Rags to Riches Story From the L.E.S.

Photo of Anzia Yezierska from "Sweatshop Cinderella"

Filmmaker and historian Suzanne Wasserman will be at the Tenement Museum this evening for the museum’s Tenement Talks Series. Wasserman will screen her latest film, Sweatshop Cinderella, a short documentary about the fascinating life of the Jewish immigrant writer, Anzia Yezierska. Yezierska toiled in sweatshops on the Lower East Side by day and put herself through school at night, eventually becoming a well-known writer wooed by Hollywood during the golden age of silent film.  FREE // 6:30p // 108 Orchard St.