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.