After Hours with Rick Kogan

“Pat’s Tavern”: Tom Crane evokes his Woodlawn past through literary collection

February 22, 201623 min
Rick Kogan visits with Tom Crane, author of Pat’s Tavern, a collection of essays, poems and stories based on his memories of growing up in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood in the 1930’s and ’40’s.  Crane talks about finding the inspiration to start writing these stories and studying composition under legendary director Sheldon Patinkin; he also recounts stories featuring Sam Giancana, Robert Conrad and more.  

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