Maralyn Lois Polak

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Maralyn Lois Polak
BornLong Branch, New Jersey, United States
ResidenceUnited States
OccupationColumnist, author, screenwriter, poet, editor, researcher

Maralyn Lois Polak is an American columnist, screenwriter, performance poet, spoken word artist, novelist and journalist.[1][2]

In collaboration with architect Benjamin Nia, Polak co-created the 25-minute documentary My Hometown: Preservation or Development? about the threatened demolition of 19th century buildings near Philadelphia's historic Rittenhouse Square, and preservationists' efforts to save them from a developer's wrecking ball.[3]

Her journalistic career also includes a long stint with the mainstream media as nationally syndicated weekly celebrity interview columnist for Knight-Ridder and the now-defunct Sunday Magazine of The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she did over a thousand columns.[4][5]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  2. ^ "Maralyn Lois Polak".
  3. ^ Rubino, Frank (2005-04-25). "A Razin' in the Sun". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  4. ^ Naedele, Walter (2010-06-02). "Roger F. Goodwin, 69; filmed campaign ads". Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  5. ^ "Chicago Tribune". 1992-01-20. Retrieved 2010-11-13.

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