Neil Simon

The Great Depression

The great depression was from 1929 to 1939. During this time most investors were wiped out and companies fell apart. Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment as failing companies laid off workers. World War II is said to have lifted The Great Depression because the other countries needed resources that the US had, causing jobs. The Great Depression will always be a memorable time in America.

Colleges in the 1930s

At UCLA tuition was still fairly low, and students could attend school for just $250 a year. College at UCLA differs the most in money because in the 1930s it was $150-$250 a year, including room and board, now it is 31,000 dollars for one year. Another big difference is the mascot, UCLA has been called The Grizzly Bears, but the name, The Bruins, stuck in the 1960s. The Bruins still have, and will always have one of the best schools in the country.

In college you get a lot of responsibility dumped on you all at once. You have to have a job to pay for college and personal items, and you have go to classes and do your homework. You have to pay for your own food and gas, and car. An estimated number for all personal expenses in college is $1,989, and estimated number for transportation is $1,073. In the 1930s estimated college living cost were $1730.00. Gas cost .10 cents a gallon, and a car cost $600.00. Average foods to eat: Apples (per lb) $.03, Bread (20 oz loaf) $.05, Butter (per lb) $.28, Cheese (per lb) $.24, Coffee (per lb) $.26, Milk (per qt) $.10.

Stan's Apology Letter

Dear Mr. Stroheim,

     I apologize for my unprofessional behavior. I was just sticking up for my principle. I know now that I shouldn't bring that into the work place. I hope you can forgive me.

     You should rehire me because I know my wrong doings and I am a hard worker. I am never late to work. I am good at what I do. I hope you will consider rehiring me.

     I really need you to let me come back. My family is in a bad place right now. My father lost one of his jobs and we need the money. Please consider giving me my job back.

                                                                                     Sincerely, Stanley Jerome

Broadway show

The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theater (now the Neil Simon Theater). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers. I could not find any Broadway productions of Annie still on going.

Personal Review

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a book I would recommend to anyone. This is actually one of the best books I've read. My favorite part In the book is when Jack gave Nora advice and got her to listen to him. My favorite character was Eugene because he was the funny one in the book. You should read this book because it can teach you lessons that you need for life.

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