"For 400 years, New York has embraced, spurned, ignored, harnessed, and feared the water that made its greatness possible. Now our relationship must get even more complex.
" [more inside]
An uncredited contributor
to A Star is Born
; a writer
for Little Orphan Annie
; the writer of Nuremberg
and a writer of December 7th
– both productions of the Office of Strategic Services
documentary unit led by John Ford; author of a 1940s hit, What Makes Sammy Run?
– the story of Sammy Glick (Shmelka Glickstein)'s rise from newspaper office boy to studio production chief – oddly enough also made into a musical
. And, of course, the man who put the words "I coulda been a contender
" into Marlon Brando's lips. Screenwriter Budd Schulberg dies today
, five years short of a century.