Date: 1/18/19 5:27 am
From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Amazon Prime
FYI: For those of you who subscribe to Amazon Prime, there is a very funny,
very Jewish comedy *The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel* about an aspiring female
comedian in the mid- to late-fifties. The show takes place mostly on the
Upper West of Manhattan, with jaunts into coffee houses in the Village and
up to resorts in the Catskills.

The point of this email is that during several episodes in the second year
(2018) the family spends the summer at Steiner's in the Borscht Belt, one
of many Jewish resorts in the Catskills that were popular in the 40s, 50s,
60s, and 70s. In one episode, for a mere 15 seconds, there is a clip of a
bird walk; the leader stops everyone, shooshes them, and then points out a
singing Bicknell's thrush, which is *not* singing a thrush song. Of course,
in 1959 there were no Bicknell thrushes; they were all considered
gray-cheeks until Chris Rimmer and company separated them out, forty plus
years later.

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