Culture, Justice

And now a word from our strikers

93-year-old screenwriter Irv Brecher (Meet Me In St. Louis, Bye Bye Birdie and many more) offers his perspective on the writers’ strike in this video called “Same Old Story.”

Irv Brecher is one of the few surviving veterans of the Golden Age of (Jewish) Comedy, having written for Milton Berle, the Marx Brothers and a host of others.
(Obligatory yet self-serving full-disclosure notice: I’m publishing his memoirs, The Wicked Wit of the West.)

3 thoughts on “And now a word from our strikers

  1. damn straight!
    it’s the same old story, creative, hard-working guys do okay, slicker, better dressed guys grab millions of dollars a year.

  2. not a strike here, but a picket line, and somone crossed it:
    HER BEST FRIENDS
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11172007/gossip/pagesix/her_best_friends_643816.htm
    November 17, 2007 — SUSAN Sarandon will cross a picket line – if there are diamonds on the other side. The actress waded through a throng of picketers to get to a cocktail party for the Leviev jewelry store launch on Madison Avenue this week. A group carrying Palestinian flags was on the sidewalk protesting the Finesse Diamond Corp., which provides gems to Leviev, and Leviev’s construction of “illegal West Bank settlements.” They were shouting, “You’re glitz, you’re glam, you’re building on Palestinian land” and “Occupation is a drag, just say no to your gift bag.” Our source reports that Sarandon went in and “tried not to notice the yells outside.”

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