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‘Throwback Thursday’: 1960 Stagehands at Work

This week’s “Throwback Thursday” feature takes us back to 1960 in an AFL-CIO film that goes backstage for a close look at the work the members of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) perform from “play in” to curtain up.    

In a comment last year on YouTube, Brad Justin wrote:

I work with IATSE Local 15 in Seattle. It's interesting how this 53-year-old video reminds me very much of the stagehand work I do today. There may be more technology now, but a lot of the gear and lifting techniques are the same.

Visit http://iatse.net  to find out more about today’s IATSE.

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