Congratulations Emmy winner Dean Irwin
Many years ago, Dean Irwin walked into my salon at 510 Amsterdam Avenue at the advice of a friend and co-worker Joel Herson, of 20/20. Since then, he has become a good friend whose work I admire greatly. Dean is an accomplished producer and director – having won 12 Emmys, 2 of which were won recently for the following documentaries:
Secrets of New York – Speakeasies
“When Congress made liquor illegal in 1920, ordinary citizens who just wanted a drink had to become criminals to get one. The law intended to shut down legal drinking establishments produced a doubling in the number of underground world speakeasies. Kelly revisits the golden era of saloon culture at Bill’s Gay Nineties with an 1880s tasty and highly flammable cocktail. Included is a look at the City’s queen of speakeasies: America’s first female master of ceremonies, the legendary Texas Guinan. Finally Kelly takes a trip uptown to Harlem to a speakeasy that’s still operating where it was on West 133rd when it was called Swing Street.”
Classroom on the Water
“”Classroom on the Water: The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School”, chronicling the achievements of the Harbor School and its journey to its new home on Governors Island, premieres Monday, September 13 at 9pm on NYC life (channel 25).
Congratulations Dean! We look forward to seeing more of your adventures through your work.Signed by Robert