Saturday, January 30, 2010

Talk on Columbia St Waterfront Irish-Italian History - Rocky Sullivans, 2/3/10

On 2/3/10 at Rocky Sullivans, author James T. Fisher will discuss very local waterfront history, including an "Irish-Italian split" that existed in the area during the early to mid 20th Century. His recently published book "On the Irish Waterfront: the Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York" offers an in-depth look at the real situations that informed the classic Marlon Brando film "On the Waterfront." During a reading on Jan 3rd at Sunny's, he impressed many with proof that Budd Schulberg did not write the screenplay to exonerate his role in the HUAC hearings, that the hearings that inspired him were the ones about corruption on the docks.

Read more about that January 3rd event on PortSide NY's blog.



Rocky Sullivans

34 Van Dyke Street (at Dwight)

No comments: