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Paul Kresh

Paul Kresh, American author, editor. Fellow MacDowell Colony-Virginia Center for Creative Arts.; member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (vice president, governor), National Academy television Arts and Sciences, American Society Journalists and Authors, National Society Literature and Arts, Authors Guild, P.E.N. American Center, Writers Guild American, Audio Publications Association (vice president).

Background

  • Kresh, Paul was born on December 3, 1919 in New York City. Son of Samuel and Jean (Feinsilver) Kresh.

  • Education

    • Student, New College, Columbia University, 1937. Bachelor, City College of New York, 1939.

    Career

    • Publicist National Jewish Welfare Board, 1941-1945. Publicity director American Organization for Rehabilitation through Training Federation, 1945-1946. Assistant publicity director Council Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1946-1947.

      Writer, publicist Nathan C. Belth Associates, 1947-1950. Motion picture director, assistant publicity director United Jewish Appeal, 1950-1959. Public relations director Union American Hebrew Congs., 1959-1967.

      Editor American Judaism, 1960-1967. Vice president, recording director Spoken Arts Records, 1967-1971. Recording executive Caedmon Records, 1971-1972.

      Public relations director United Jewish Appeal Greater New York, 1972-1974. Creative director United Jewish Appeal-Federation Jewish Philanthropies, 1974-1981. Communications consultant, from 1981.

      Director Artists and Repertoire in North America, Listen for Pleasure, Ltd., 1986-1987. Publicist, senior associate Richard Cohen Associates, 1988-1990. Contributing editor Jewish Week, from 1990.

      Contributing editor American Record Guide, 1958-1961, Stereo Review, 1961-1980. Book reviewer Sat. Review, 1960-1970. Spoken word commission White House Record Library.

      Commission, since 1979. Spoken word critic and music record New York Times, since 1973, Musical Heritage Review, since 1980, High Fidelity, 1984-1989, Musical American, 1984-1988, Ovation magazine, 1988-1989, Classical Music magazine, 1989-1991.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow MacDowell Colony-Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (vice president, governor), National Academy television Arts and Sciences, American Society Journalists and Authors, National Society Literature and Arts, Authors Guild, P.E.N. American Center, Writers Guild American, Audio Publications Association (vice president).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tropical fish, photography, music.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Werner, April 1, 1940 (divorced October 1943).
    • father: Samuel Kresh
    • mother: Jean (Feinsilver) Kresh
    • spouse: Florence Werner
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    Born December 3, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1937
      New College
    • 1939
      City College of New York
    • 1941 - 1945
      Publicist National Jewish Welfare Board
    • 1945 - 1946
      publicity director, American Organization for Rehabilitation through Training Federation
    • 1946 - 1947
      assistant, publicity director Council Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds
    • 1947 - 1950
      writer
    • 1950 - 1959
      motion picture director, publicity director United Jewish Appeal
    • 1950 - 1959
      assistant, publicity director United Jewish Appeal
    • 1959 - 1967
      public relations director, Union American Hebrew Congs.
    • 1960 - 1967
      editor American Judaism
    • 1967 - 1971
      vice president, Spoken Arts Records
    • 1967 - 1971
      recording director, Spoken Arts Records
    • 1971 - 1972
      recording executive, Caedmon Records
    • 1972 - 1974
      public relations director, United Jewish Appeal Greater New York
    • 1974 - 1981
      creative director, United Jewish Appeal-Federation Jewish Philanthropies
    • 1986 - 1987
      director, Artists and Repertoire in North America
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