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Reconsidering the Fifties
Produced by: Alice Furlaud
Producer Alice Furlaud lived in New York City with her husband Max through the 1950s. Her memories - of Union Square, the Lower East Side, 17th Street, Irving Place, the Village - evoke a time when dinner parties had to have an equal number of men and women, when you could get a full course dinner for 75 cents, when the gap between rich and poor was not nearly as visible as now, when the city was much more accessible to poor, starving artists and writers. Winner of 2004 Gracie Award from The National Women in Radio and Television Foundation.

Program Credits

Reconsidering the Fifties was produced by Alice Furlaud. Field producer was Katie Gott. The field engineer was Shawn Dudley. The show was mixed by Jared Weissbrot.

Resources

Links:
New York City
This travel guide tells you what to do, where to go and what's happening in the Big Apple.

Books:
Alastair Reid Reader: Selected Poetry and Prose
by: Alastair Reid 1994
A collection of the essays, criticism, musings, poetry and translations of Scottish-born Reid, a longtime New Yorker contributor whose wanderings have taken him to Spain, London, Latin America, many corners of the U.S. and beyond.

Weathering: Poems and Translations
by: Alastair Reid 1988
Read other works from the poet featured in the Soundprint documentary.

Like a Bullet of Night: The Films of Bob Dylan
by: C. P. Lee 2000
This book examines documentaries by filmmaker D.A. Pennebacker.

New York in the 50s
by: Dan Wakefield 1999
The author takes us for a personal journey through the city before cell phones and traffic, to a time when the arts flourished and life was simpler.

Back Then: Two Literary Lives in 1950s New York
by: Anne Bernays, Justin Kaplan 2003
This memoir by two prominent figures in American arts provides a candid, anecdotal account of coming of age in the transformative 1950s faced with the challenges of new careers and married life, and the shadows of McCarthyism and the Cold War.

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