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'A Bronx Tale' and the stereotyping of Italian Americans [Letter]
'A Bronx Tale' and the stereotyping of Italian Americans [Letter]

Actor Chazz Palminteri performed his one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," based on the 1993 film of the same name (which was, itself, based on the very same original one-man show), in Baltimore on Sunday ("The 18 sides of Chazz Palminteri," Nov. 15). Its chief selling point, for most people, is the sense of "nostalgia" it seems to awaken, particularly among Italian Americans who grew up in mostly Italian neighborhoods in our nation's cities (e.g., Baltimore's Little Italy). As our Roman ancestors would have said, however, caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). Although Mr. Palminteri is, by all accounts, a very nice man, this still doesn't mean that...

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