Irish Eye on Hollywood: The Golden Age of New York Journalism

Jimmy Breslin.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
June / July 2017

Legendary Irish American newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin (right) is gone but will not be forgotten. Breslin, who died in March at the age of 88, left behind a series of classic columns as well as a handful of brilliant books, including gritty novels like Table Money, and insightful non-fiction like The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez. But before he died, Breslin also participated in a documentary about the glory days of New York journalism, when he – as well as fellow Irish Americans Pete Hamill, Dennis Duggan, and others – ruled the ink-stained streets.

Jonathan Alter, who is putting the film together, recently told Smashinginterviews.com, “I’m working on a documentary about the legendary journalists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, New York icons of journalism, who, especially from the 1960s to 1980s, were very well known. They were gritty, urban newspaper columnists, and we wanted to make a film about them before they moved on.”

No word on a release date for this documentary. ♦

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