Gianni Passoni

 
Gianni Passoni

born 1937
from New York

7 Stories

5.8 min
Ganni talks about his participation in the quiz show Second Chance in Life. Everything was arranged: he knew the questions, the answers and when to quit. This was only one of many rigged shows in 1950s, which ...
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3.6 min
Gianni tells how he met his wife and how he took care of his family working at times in three different restaurants in one day.
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4.5 min
As a bartender Ganni worked in many famous New York restaurants. He explains why the restaurants usually don't survive the second generation of owners and speaks about famous people who used to eat in the resta...
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1.7 min
Ganni talks about how New York changed over the years. He remembers when people used to sleep on fire escapes in the hot nights and when it was safe to go out in four in the morning and chat with people who sol...
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4.8 min
After changing many jobs in his first years in New York, Ganni became a bartender. It bacame his life profession.
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5.3 min
Gianni tells the story about his travel to New York on a ship with American soldiers. Even though he didn't speak English, with the help of other Italians he got through his first months in US. Why did he eat b...
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4.2 min
After the Second World War Gianni's brother wanted to buy a jeep from an american soldier. It turned out that they went to school together thirty years ago! The soldier was able to get him a visa to come back t...
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