Documentary “The Italians” Needs Your Family Photos

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An interesting proposition has come up: Sara Lee of ArkMedia Productions is looking for old photos of Italians areas in Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Dyker Heights and the surrounding areas. She’s especially interested in ones of day-to-day street scenes,  Italian social clubs, Salumerias and so on.

The production company is working on a four-part documentary for PBS titled “The Italians.” The material they’re looking for should be dated from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Unfortunately for Sara Lee and the rest of the team at ArkMedia, their search through the Brooklyn Museum or the Brooklyn Historical Society didn’t provide enough images, so this is our chance to shine. Dig out those family albums and submit photos of your uncles, fathers, mothers and whoever else just spending time in the old neighborhood.

If there’s one thing I learned living in Bensonhurst, it is that people around here are really proud of the way it was.

Send any photos to LVladimirova [@] BensonhurstBean [dot] com and I’ll get them over to ArkMedia.


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