From Lender’s Bagels To Hollywood

  Jay Lender (Better Served Cold Productions photo)

Jay Lender (Better Served Cold Productions photo)

March 24, 2016 - Born into a family that revolutionized American breakfast culture by popularizing the bagel, Jay Lender — whose feature film debut, They’re Watching, comes out in limited release on Friday — knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist.

The son of Murray Lender, the innovative, long-time marketing director for New Haven’s Lender’s Bagel Bakery, Jay found succor for his budding creative interests in watching one of his father’s employees illustrate the marketing campaigns that helped “bagelize America.”

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