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Since 1939, Astor Barber has been cutting hair with pizzaz.Not your average clip joint.They cut hair from cradle to grave..literally!
Since 1939, Astor Barber has been cutting hair with pizzaz.Not your average clip joint.They cut hair from cradle to grave..literally!
104 backers pledged $8,359 to help bring this project to life.

What a week it's been!

Hi everyone,

What a great 1st week of the Astor Barber Kickstarter campaign!

Right now 53 people have backed the documentary.This is so exciting to have so many people believe in the film.We are 66% funded with 23 days to go!

Being supported by old friends,acquaintances, colleagues and strangers that are new friends really keeps the fires burning over here at Astor Barber doc headquarters.

Thank you so much to those that have already pledged their support. I am so grateful for your early encouragement.

Please continue spreading the word.

I'm working on some exciting news to share with you all soon (can't say just yet).

For those that have yet to check out the Kickstarter link,here 'tis:

Please check it out and I hope you like it enough to pledge and/or spread the word about it.

Roger Ebert tweeted in support,The NY Times blog covered it and some of my personal favorite blogs wrote wonderful articles about it (see below).

All my best from the Lower East Side,


Twitter / Roger Ebert: I showed Karen Gehre's doc ...

I showed Karen Gehre's doc "Begging Naked" at Ebertfest. Now she's filming the world's largest barbershop. Kickstarter:

Whoo hoo! More blogs about the doc!

EV Grieve: Help finish 'Astor Barber All Stars'

Just donated. Been going to Astor Place hair for a few years now and I would love to see my Alberto & Co. get some recognition for their hard work. I just hope it won't be too hard to get some time in the chair after it comes out.

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: Astor Hair Documentary

I've gone back to Astor, too. It's just so amazing, so many barbers, rock and roll always playing...I went in not long ago and asked if anyone was still there who knew how to do a rockabilly cut. Blank stares all around, even from one of the old timers they called up...lolWell, 'Elvis', they knew. G...

Flaming Pablum: Back to Astor Place

This has been widely making the rounds, but filmmaker/regular reader/all-around cool-gal Karen Gehres is making a documentary about Astor Place hairstylists. Back in the 80's, Astor Place felt like the center of the universe, and right there, smack dab in...

Morning Buzz, April 9: Trying to Save the G Train

What we're reading in The Times and elsewhere, including articles about the legalization of mixed martial arts and a deal on access to teacher-evaluation report cards.


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