Friday, March 26, 2010

Two Jews - One Story

The picture below is unique.

Not only because it is in color - it's from the set of "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed in black and white - and not only because it includes two Jews (okay, Marilyn was a convert and not through the Orthodox tradition) and not only because of Ms. Monroe's profile but because of a story concerning the guy on the left, Mr. Bernard Schwartz.

You see, in my family oral tradition, my Aunt Selma, my late mother's youngest sister, who now lives in New Jersey, when a young teenager in The Bronx was given a ride in the basket of the bicycle of the person who delivered the local groceries around the neighborhood.

That person was Bronx-born Bernie, to become Tony Curtis.

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