Back Then: Remembering 1950s New York

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photoBack in the 1950s, the war had just ended, and there was a new sense of purpose and promise in the air. The old-fashioned world of prim white gloves and polite conversation butted up against radical literature and new sexual freedoms. Against that backdrop, Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan found each other. Tonight, On Point, try to remember... 1950s New York.


Anne Bernays , novelist and writing teacher, author of "Professor Romeo" and "Growing Up Rich"

Justin Kaplan, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning biographer and editor, author of several books including "Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain"

This program aired on July 12, 2002.


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