Brighton Beach Memoirs by Sergio Palomino

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world.

Colleges in the 1930's

Eugene can go to Columbia University in New York City and he is a in state so he will have to pay less. Tuition was $400 at the time and textbooks were $35. To stay in rooms and board is $520 also for clothing and miscellaneous its $260.

Stan's apology letter

Dear, Mr. Stroheim

I want you to know that i am so sorry for sweeping dirt at your shoes. I don't know what i was thinking and you know that I've always been respectful. You won't regret hiring me again. My family needs me to help them out.

Can you please forgive me for what I've done. I can't be unemployed right now my family needs me. Can you do that favor for me. I will work for you harder than i ever did. I will do whatever it takes to get that job back.

I will buy new shoes for you because i swept dirt on them. If you give me that job back then i could earn money and buy them.    

Broadway Show

The first showing of Grease was in 1978 and was 1 hour and 50 minutes long. The average price for tickets are usually under $100. Grease was the highest-grossing movie of 1978. It remains the highest-grossing movie musical of all-time. Worldwide, Grease has taken in between $400 and $500 million at the box office.

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