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Stephen Petrus, Historian/Consultant

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Stephen Petrus is a twentieth-century U.S. urban and cultural historian at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives at La Guardia Community College in New York City.  At the Museum of the City of New York in 2015, he curated the exhibition Folk City:  New York and the Folk Music Revival and was co-author, with Ronald D. Cohen, of the accompanying book, published by Oxford University Press.  In 2016, he co-curated the festival "Camus:  A Stranger in the City" with the Albert Camus Estate to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Camus's visit to New York.  His essays have been published in Studies in Popular Culture, New York History, and Los Angeles Review of Books, and his research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Pew Foundation.  His next book will be a political and cultural history of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and 60s.s

Cynthia Savitt, Research Consultant

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Cynthia is a native Pittsburgher and the niece of John Mitchell, founder of the Gaslight Cafe.  Cynthia has assisted with research for the screenplay.  

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