Quantcast

Jewish Journal

“Schmatta” documents NY garment industry

by  Tom Tugend

October 13, 2009 | 3:30 am


“Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags,” which airs Monday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. on HBO, is a
solid documentary with a strong social viewpoint and exceptional archival footage, which chronicles the rise and fall of New York City’s Garment District. For masses of Jewish and Italian immigrants, the industry was the job and assimilation entry to America, producing some millionaire entrepreneurs and a militant labor movement.
Once Manhattan’s Garment District was the engine that helped produce 95 percent of all American clothing, while today the equivalent figure is 5 percent. Director Marc Levin asks whether the fate of the garment industry will soon be emulated by the rest of America’s one-time manufacturing prowess. The documentary will be repeated frequently on HBO and HBO2 through Nov. 19

(end)

 

 

————————————————————-

 

 

 

 


————————————————————-
Tom Tugend
(818) 783-4135 ph/fax
tomtu@pacbell.net

 

 

Tracker Pixel for Entry

COMMENTS

We welcome your feedback.

Privacy Policy
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.

Terms of Service
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.

Publication
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Trending Blog Posts

    Hitler T-shirts ‘sell well’ at Montreal boutique

    SHARES

    Another Jerusalem-Washington eruption: on gossip, juvenility, and substance

    SHARES

    The Heschel Exchange, part 2: On the rabbi’s provocative rhetoric

    SHARES

    Sunday Reads: How popular is ISIS in the Middle East?, On the world’s first woman rabbi

    SHARES

    POLTICAL BELIEFS DIVIDE US MORE THAN RACE

    SHARES

    ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ and civility

    SHARES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Read more