I Uncover America's Greatest Collector Of Stuff



I'm traveling around New York with my family to show our kids our New York City routes there and we're about to visit with Joe Franklin the first radio and television talk show host and a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker this is real New York Joe I'm early I'm David Hoffman hey you don't know what a pleasure this is Davey my son that's my son Henry the three of us four of us about New York that's a real sister hello I'm David all-time New Yorker Bob greenberg how are great 1/2 greatest living comedians you should be done document me laughing it's all right this clutter is the culture of New York this is the history of New York ladies and gentlemen this is Joe Franklin's office I'm a chronicler of the times I'm a mole lugubrious insalubrious I'm les future Lana much that recalcitrant you collect stuff this will you see what you see here is maybe 125th of my nostalgia my memorabilia archives I got warehouses all over the country do you feel that New Yorkers like you have a special way that people like in America I mean wouldn't right we try to be honest and nice and unaffected and real and so far as gilding the lily and Leia don't think I never did that I think the fact that Joe was a real person very Hamish he he wasn't putting on a show Joe walks down the street and everybody recognized yeah yeah I mean to this day Rudy Vallee and Rudy Vallee and Barbara and Joe Wow Eddie Cantor says ones which became a catchphrase all over the world I said it's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice everybody picks it up now Harry richest of the rich brothers know the risk brothers by the ISA but you'll live as long as you want it but you never want as long as you live hmm never forgot that my last book sold 75,000 copies and they're all in my house I had a job in the post oh I have to lick the back of stamp but now they have adhesive to put me out of a job lick the back of stamps and post office yeah but now they gotta he's about uh said they don't they don't know you bought a paper store but a blow away he will never leave New York I know when I do travel down to visit yeah no I know guys like this yeah in LA everyone's very nice to you they're all nice to you but they'll stab you in the back you don't know how in New York someone looks gives you the fisheye you know how you stand you stay away you're safer that way Joe thank you thank you thank you Joe extremely kind to give me the time I enjoyed it if it comes out you get me a copy so you will have a copy good bye baby good nice I will never again complain about the amount of things that you have to I like Joe Franklin I like people like that individual characters with energy positive energy always willing he didn't have to do this he didn't really he didn't have to give us the time you know all right guys we step out but back into the real world of modern New York John Franklin's old memories but other times go on behalf of my family I want to thank you Joe

13 Comments

  • PS

    April 14, 2019

    Joe's got a system. I've no doubt he knows where everything is. He doesn't care about fengshui. Remarkable dude.

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  • Alex Hauberk

    April 14, 2019

    This just made me a thousand times more exited for my short visit to New York by the end of this month

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  • Lovely Lori

    April 14, 2019

    FYI… Joe Franklin died in January 2015. He was 88 years old.

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  • Lovely Lori

    April 14, 2019

    If there is anything significant in that trash heap, it would take Houdini to find it.

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  • NPCs Go Away!

    April 14, 2019

    Live in the past, Live in the past,
    And then you Die and leave it ALL behind.

    “What profit a man if he gain the whole world but loose his soul?”

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  • synchro505

    April 14, 2019

    Hope he has some kind of filing system. It would make it tough when looking for a specific item or document from a certain time or era.

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  • Josh Patterson

    April 14, 2019

    The difference between collecting and hoarding really is how organized you are because collectors value their stuff too much to allow it to be in a position where it cannot be reasonably found

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  • Clarence Taylor

    April 14, 2019

    The depth here is unbelievable. If others kept only a fraction of the history they live through we would all probably be better for it

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  • JohnsRadios

    April 14, 2019

    I remember him on the late late tv shows on channel 9 ? He had interesting guests .

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  • Carlos Kynäslahti

    April 14, 2019

    Love this. New Yorker videos are always interesting.

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  • LOVE OF PLANTS ?

    April 14, 2019

    Joe Franklin, one of the gentlemen that kept civic discourse civil.

    I wonder what his take on our current vitriolic media is.

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  • The Sarge

    April 14, 2019

    Thats called hoarding. Very serious. Not collecting. Lots of pain.

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  • smells caucasian

    April 14, 2019

    I wanna be friends with Joe, seems like a sweet guy. Cool video 🙂

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