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  • Monday | October 31, 2022
  • 10:30 am


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Monday, October 31, 2022 11:00 a.m./  HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD w/ SHARON HARRIS (ZLOTNICK) (from Shelly Goldin)

Who were the studio moguls and how was the organized industry born? Except for Daryl Zanuck, they were all Jewish.

In the early 1900s, a group of Jewish dreamers transformed a region of Los Angeles called Hollywood into the center of the new film industry. They named their studios MGM, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Paramount and Columbia, to name a few. A century later, their names and legacies remain part of the American culture and history. 

 Come learn about these “dream merchants” and how they built an industry that has entertained and influenced hundreds of millions around the world.

Sharon Harris-Zlotnick is an Atlantic County, New Jersey professional journalist, adult education instructor, former public relations executive and English teacher. Since 1993, Sharon has written for multiple American and international business magazines, concentrating on the casino and arcade industries. As a freelance writer, she has written thousands of consumer features/columns for dozens of weekly and monthly publications and private companies.  Sharon launched her monthly “Hooray for Hollywood” series for Stockton University’s Friends of Encore Learning at Stockton (FELS)  www.felstockton.com – -adult enrichment program in October 2016. The FELS roster includes a diverse range of topics for all interests every season. The coursework has so far covered Hollywood’s history, from its earliest days in the late 1800s through the start of World War II. 

She grew up in Cheltenham Township and lived in suburban Philadelphia for most of her life. Sharon relocated to the Jersey Shore in 2000 and married now-retired Atlantic County attorney Norman Zlotnick.