New documentary about sports writer George Plimpton
Some gents I know are finishing up a documentary on one of my personal inspirations, writer/editor, George Plimpton. The godfather of participatory journalism, he pitched against Willie Mays, tended goal for the Bruins, and ran the floor with Bill Russell and the Celtics, all while editing the Paris Review and maintaining his status as NYC’s Fireworks commissioner. The site I run, Take the Handle, is actually throwing a party in August for it. Should be a hoot.