Book Signing: Joe Pasternak, Summer Stock, and His “Happy Ending” Musicals

Film historians David Fantle and Tom Johnson will give an in-person talk on their latest book: C’mon, Get Happy: The Making of Summer Stock. Summer Stock is a 1950 MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. The film was produced by Joe Pasternak, a Hungarian immigrant known for his “happy ending” films, which is in sharp contrast to the unspeakable hardships he endured during the Holocaust. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Learn more here:

FREE and open to the community. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Questions? Contact Reva Fox, Arts & Culture Director.

Register HERE

In partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center



Sun. October 15, 2023


 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Map Unavailable
Share this: