Frederic Morton, Jane Jacobs, and Patrick Dennis and Cris Alexander

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Maurice Dolbier introduces the day's speakers.

First, Frederic Morton, author of "The Rothschilds: Portrait of a Dynasty" discusses the Rothschild family, and particularly their love of fine food.

Jane Jacobs, author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" talks about city planning and urban renewal, and the unexpected outcomes of this type of project.

Finally, Dolbier introduces Patrick Dennis and Cris Alexander. Dennis, author of "Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television, Belle Poitrine" discusses his work of fiction and he and Alexander perform for the audience.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 43470
Municipal archives id: LT9522