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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, 1936-1937;Bachelor of Arts, 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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tropical fish, photography, music.

Connections

Married Florence Werner, April 1, 1940 (divorced October 1943).

father:
Samuel Kresh

mother:
Jean (Feinsilver) Kresh

spouse:
Florence Werner