On my way to see The New Yiddish Rep’s production of “Two By Wolf” which includes Wolf Mankowitz’s play “The Bespoke Overcoat,” I flashed back to 1956, when in the darkness of the Thalia Theatre on Upper Broadway, I saw the British film “The Bespoke Overcoat” based on Mankowitz’s play about a Jewish tailor and a promised winter coat. I then assumed that it had been a translation of a work by a Yiddish writer unaware that “bespoke” with its Middle English provenance was Fleet Street lingo for custom made.
A much-anticipated documentary about the late British singer Amy Winehouse hits cinemas next week amid a dispute between its makers and her father, who has called the film misleading.
“Who knows? God willing, we’ll all meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.”
Want to travel like a superstar? Skip the French riviera and head to Tel Aviv.
(JTA) — El Al’s new direct flights from Tel Aviv to Boston’s Logan International Airport begin Sunday – and one of the first passengers will be New England Patriots’ wide receiver Julian Edelman.