The Unseen Photos of Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
December 07, 2021
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About the Author
Trevor Crafts is an award-winning producer whose works include Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street and Lantern City, based on his own BOOM! Studios comic-book series. He is the CEO of Macrocosm Entertainment and lives in Weston, Connecticut. David Attie was a highly prolific commercial and fine-art photographer from the late 1950s until his passing in the 1980s. In March 1970, he photographed the very first season of Sesame Street for Amerika, a Russian-language magazine distributed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Attie's work is in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and is represented by Getty Images and by Keith De Lellis Gallery in New York City. Eli Attie is an Emmy-winning TV writer and producer whose credits include long stints on The West Wing and House, and more recently, Billions. He previously served as Vice President Al Gore's chief White House and campaign speechwriter through Gore's concession of the 2000 presidential election, which he and Gore wrote together. Michael Davis was a senior editor and family television columnist for TV Guide from 1998 to 2007. A Neiman Fellow, he has also worked for the Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (Penguin, 2008). Sonia Manzano is a mainland Puerto Rican, raised in the Bronx. After starring in Broadway show "Godspell" she went on to create the role of Maria on Sesame Street, for which she received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2016. Scholastic recently announced a four-book deal with Manzano. The first novel, Coming Up Cuban, will publish in 2022. Currently she is working on Alma's Way, an animated series with Fred Rogers Productions that will air on PBS. Sonia lives in New York City with her husband.