In this episode we discuss Howard Hawke’s 1940 film “His Girl Friday” to conclude our trilogy on the theme of Women at Work. Bruce and Sam dive deep on fast “natural” dialogue, the last hanging in NYC, rum in coffee, what is a “girl Friday”, newspapers, corrupt mayors and more of NY culture and history. Theme music by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com).
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Read about the last hanging in Brooklyn 1889 at the Raymond Street Jail (the site of today’s Brooklyn Hospital on Ft. Greene Park). Just after this the state of New York no longer allowed counties to execute the condemned and hanging was forbidden due to its “inhumane” nature. Instead the state itself oversaw death by the electric chair.