Alexander, an attorney in private practice in Irvine, has been researching the group since he learned about his grandfather, Erich Collin, a Jewish member of the Comedian Harmonists. Collin's participation in the group, as well as for several others, abruptly ended when the Nazis broke the original group up in an anti-Semitic move.
The group, featured in an earlier documentary, is now the subject of a play, "Band in Berlin" on Broadway and also featured in a movie that opened nationwide last Friday. Local viewers can see the movie, "The Harmonists", this Sunday at UCI's Film and Video Center at 12:30 p.m. as part of the Jewish Film Festival. Alexander will also speak there.
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Alexander is featured in an interview in the current edition of the Jewish Journal: Interview.
A decent Web-site for more information on the Comedian Harmonists is at Jim Lowe's Popular Culture Excavation Site: Harmony.
Alexander is a long-time friend of Subversity, having defended -- pro bono -- show host Dan Tsang against a subpoena from a lawyer representing a teenager in a civil case involving the gay bashing of Loc Minh Truong, who was almost killed. Alexander argued that state's shield law protects reporters' notes from being supbpoenaed; and the lawyer withdrew the subpoena for all of Tsang's notes and photographs. See: Subversity Fights Subpoena, Article
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