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Del’s Demons

Del Close was an alcoholic who hated booze. Booze had been wrecking his career. In 1982 he asked me to interview him because he wanted to talk publicly about checking into a hospital in Fort Worth to stop drinking. The interview was for Chicago Theatre Monthly, a magazine I put out then, but it folded […]

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Hundreds of photographs of Polish Jews–Orthodox and assimilated, rich and poor–are almost all that’s left of a once-thriving society. Most of the cherished images in the Polish Museum’s exhibit “And I Still See Their Faces: Images of Polish Jews” came from family photo albums; a few even survived the concentration camps with their owners. The […]