|The recordings presented here
are not from the 1947 production, but from a performance by
the creators of the musical, Norman Franklin and Henry Foner,
accompanied on the piano by Ethel Ratner. The presentation
was made at the final session of a course about the four Foner
brothers that Henry presented at the Brooklyn College Institute
for Retirees in Pursuit of Education (IRPE) during the Fall
The images are courtesy of the Robert F. Wagner Archives at
New York University, Henry Foner collection, the music is
courtesy of Henry Foner, Norman Franklin and Ethel Ratner.
See Tara Bahrampour, "Four Brothers, Four Working-Class
Heroes," New York Times, November 22, 2002, for a
full description of the class.