The 2013 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival included documentaries about two men with as much chutzpah as blood flowing through their veins. While not an international celebrity, each is a heroic figure in his own right.
From the mid-50s until he died in 1991, Joe Papp was probably the most important theatrical figure in New York, perhaps in the country, influencing hordes of people favorably about the enjoyment of the theatrical experience.
Her show-biz resume began accumulating credits not too long after she'd settled in Manhattan -- and all of it Pope recounts with great humor. She's a naturally funny woman when she's merely recounting the facts. Laughing out loud through these pages is a regular response.