Jay Weston: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Is Powerful, Disturbing
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As my Huffington readers know, I have had a long relationship with Woody Allen. I went to a school in Brooklyn, New York called Midwood High, across from Brooklyn College. When I was a senior there, there was a funny, bespectacled freshman named Allen Stewart Konigsberg writing jokes for the school's newspaper,The Argus. I used to read his funny stuff aloud and predicted he might have a future in show business. The young man had gone to the same public school as me, P.S. 99, and lived just one block from me on Avenue K in Flatbush. I advised him to submit some jokes to columnists like Earl Wilson and Leonard Lyons, which he did...and they were printed. A start. Some years later, I was Production V.P. of a film company called Palomar Pictures, financed by the ABC Network. By then the comedy writer's name went from Heywood Allen to Woody Allen and he had graduated from doing standup routines in the Duplex club in the Village to becoming a very successful TV writer. I often w...
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