I have had the great pleasure of interviewing Elsie and Stanley to create this biography. Although the idea of doing these biographies was mine, but they took to it like horse radish to gefilte fish, and it became fascinating fun. My goal was to have a lasting record of their interesting lives and great romance, one that we could pass on as a family treasure for generations.
If we have sufficient time, I would like to cover all of the remaining years that remain undescribed. Plus, I'd like to illustrate these works with the many beautiful photographs and other artifacts that enhance the story so much. Then, of course, there will be the video, the CD-ROM, and certainly the full-length feature film, and the collectible dolls. Don't laugh! These folks lived in interesting times. But read and see for yourself.
Stan and I began work on his biography in March of 1990, and Elsie and I in November of the same year. To gather what you see here, covering just 25 or so years of their 82 or so on the planet, took at least 20 sittings and interviews with each person.
To Stanley and Elsie, thank you for trusting me with your thoughts and memories. Special thanks go to Emma Fried-Cassorla, who helped me with the editing. To the brother, sisters, nephews, nieces, friends and others who read this, I hope you enjoy this reacquaintance and perhaps different view of two wonderful people. I only apologize that this account of their is but the driest portrait of their rich lives.
(Elsie and Stan's son-in-law, having married
their eldest daughter, Martha)
Elsie Fried's Autobiography 1918 - 1945 Stanley Fried's Autobiography 1918 - 1945j Elsie and Stan's Joint Biographies, 1946 onwards (incomplete)