We had a great trip to Sag Harbor on Long Island this last weekend. We interviewed Joe Pintauro, who helped Algren get settled in Sag Harbor in 1980 and, sadly, arranged his funeral in 1981. We also interviewed Suzanne McNear, a writer and former editor for Playboy and a long-time friend of Algren. She gave us the badly needed woman's perspective that we needed so badly!
Michael is interviewing Joe in the cemetery in front of Nelson's grave--it was a stunning weekend.
pledged of $25,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 11, 2011.
Jun 6, 2011 - Jul 11, 2011 (35 days)
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