Intrigued By Jerry Lewis

Intrigued By Jerry Lewis

Steve Lipman’s informative article, “Jerry Lewis’ Unseen Holocaust Comedy Brought To Light” (Jan. 15), made
me aware that the comedian undertook, but never completed, a film titled “The Day The Clown Cried.”

I found it fascinating that Lewis chose comedy
as a way to explore such a dark and tragic subject. 
As a journalist and a medical clown in southern New Jersey, I was intrigued
by the scope of Lewis’ project, and by Lipman’s fascinating story. 

I hope there are other interested readers who would appreciate The Jewish
Week sharing a follow-up story as to the motivation for Lewis’ unusual
project as well as why he halted its production.


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