Great conversation with Books Aren't Dead producers Robin Hershkowitz and Emily Edwards about researching and writing about the Broadcast 41. Honored to be the subject of their reboot and looking forward to listening to the next BAD podcast.
It was terrific to talk to journalist Kelly Faircloth about race, gender, and television in the 1950s for Jezebel. Every time I talk to folks in the media about the Broadcast 41, I'm reminded of two things: that our conversations today are only possible because of the people who fought for them in the past and that there's still a long, long way to go.
There's a new off-Broadway play--Smart Blonde--about the incredible, funny, and brilliant Judy Holliday.
Holliday was in the comedy group the Revuers in Greenwich Village in the 1930s--Lillian Hellman was a fan! Gary Carey wrote a decent biography of Holliday--Judy Holliday: An Intimate Life Story (don't be totally put off by the title).