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THE 12TH ANNUAL HISTORY OF THE CATSKILLS CONFERENCE
August 25 - 27, 2006
Kutsher's Country Club
Monticello, New York
800-431-1273
www.kutshers.com

Join us for a wonderful weekend of historical, musical, literary, and cultural presentations on the remarkable legacy of the Jewish experience in the Catskills. Meet Catskills veterans and relive the golden years.

Opening night event with musical slide show

Speakers announced + new bus tour

Irwin Richman "Borscht Belt Bungalows, Chapter XVI: Leaving the Catskills"
Eileen Pollack provides a sneak preview of her novel in progress Two Nipples for a Dime about comedy, gambling and the shadowy presence of Murder Inc. in the Catskills and Las Vegas.
Henry Sapoznik ìThe Catskills on 78s: Commercial recordings about the Catskills 1906-1955î
Joan Micklin Silver and Raphael Silver ìFrom Hester Street to Route 17: Feature Filmmakers Document the Catskillsî
Jackie Horner "A Walk Down Memory Lane: Show Biz in the Catskills from the 1930s to the present"
Lou Goldstein "Simon Sez and a Half Hour of Hilarious Laughter"

By popular demand, the bus tour returns: "The Living Archeology of the Catskills Resorts" [additional $25]

Film Showing: "Hester Street" directed by Joan Micklin Silver, will be shown Friday night, followed by a discussion led by Joan Micklin Silver

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY


SATURDAY


SUNDAY


5-6pm

Registration & Socializing

6-7pm

Cocktail Party for Conference Participants

8:30-8:45pm

Catskill History slide show accompanied by live klezmer music; Greetings & updates from the Catskills Institute

8:45-10pm

Showing of "Hester Street" directed by Joan Micklin Silver, followed by a discussion

10-11:15am

Eileen Pollack - sneak preview of her novel-in-progress "Two Nipples for a Dime" about comedy, gambling and the shadowy presence of Murder, Inc. in the Catskills and Las Vegas

11:30am-12:45pm

Joan Micklin Silver and Raphael Silver "From Hester Street to Route 17: Feature Filmmakers Document the Catskills"

2-5pm

Bus Tour "The Living Archaeology of the Catskill Resorts"

8:30-10pm

Henry Sapoznik "The Catskills on 78s: Commercial recordings about the Catskills 1906-1955"

10-11am

Irwin Richman "Borscht Belt Bungalows, Chapter XVI: Leaving the Catskills"

11:15am-12:15pm

Jackie Horner "A Walk Down Memory Lane: Show Biz in the Catskills from the 1930s to the present"

Lou Goldstein "Simon Sez and a Half Hour of Hilarious Laughter"

ALL EVENTS TO BE HELD IN "THE SPORTSMEN'S LOUNGE"

The conference is a delightful combination of styles of presentation. Scholars will learn a lot, and non-scholars wonít feel like theyíre at an academic conference.
We begin Friday with registration/socializing at 5 PM, a 6 PM cocktail party especially for conference participants, and finish Sunday after lunch.

Conference fee:

Full conference $60; Friday night only $15; Saturday only $35; Sunday only $25; single event $15.
Payable at the conference or by mail to Phil Brown, 4 Goodman Road, Cambridge, MA 02139 (checks payable to Catskills Institute).
Catskills Institute members (join for $25) pay one-half the rate. Pre-registration helps us run things more smoothly.
For more info, email catskills@brown.edu

Room rates and reservations:

For room reservations, call Kutsher's: (845) 794-6000 or (800) 431-1273. Please note, you do NOT have to stay at the hotel to attend the conference.