Historically Hip is back and we are taking a trip to Hollywood.
This episode deals with the the screenwriters Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, Louis Weitzenkorn and Samuel Hoffenstein. All of whom lived in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
To read more about the Mankiewicz Brothers, check out this article from Dec. 7, 2020 – https://accessnepa.com/pages-from-the-past/mankiewicz-brothers-leap-from-wilkes-barre-into-hollywood-history
For those who have seen the film “Mank” here is a bit a background into how Upton Sinclair fit into the movie and “Citizen Kane” – https://accessnepa.com/pages-from-the-past/time-warp-the-jungle-puts-sinclair-meatpacking-industry-in-spotlight
Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events just announced in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Citizen Kane they will be showing the film in the theaters on Sept. 19 and 22 – https://www.fathomevents.com/events/citizen-kane-80th-anniversary-presented-by-tcm-(2021)?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=1489&utm_term=fathom+fb&fbclid=IwAR0MzI8Pn_InRZhoo5_fNZ5Mm-GbtQrFjasaqMq0z2bD9T94b-GHtrA1caM
As mentioned here is more information about playwright/screenwriter Louis Weitzenkorn – https://accessnepa.com/pages-from-the-past/remembering-louis-weitzenkorn
Here is the obituary from screenwriter Samuel Hoffenstein –
For more on the career of Hoffenstein, check out his link to his page on Turner Classic Movies website – https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/87495%7C138296/Samuel-Hoffenstein#overview
Mixed drinks inspired by ‘Citizen Kane’
The Citizen Kane
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounces Iconic Mulberry Rose
- 1/2 ounce orange liquor
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- Combine all and shake with ice
- Strain into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish with an orange twist
- 0.75 ounce Cointreau
- 1.5 ounces vodka
- 0.75 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 slices cucumber
- 5 leaves fresh mint
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 dash rosewater
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice.
- Shake and double strain into a coupe glass.
- For more pronounced flavor, muddle cucumber and mint together with simple syrup in shaker before adding other ingredients.
Note: Color of cocktail may vary.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast