TONIGHT! We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the amazing @RBGmovie from Director Julie Cohen, who made THE STURGEON QUEENS documentary about Russ & Daughters too! The screening is tonight at 7:30pm at the Angelika in SoHo. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to claim a pair of tickets! And of course we ♥️ RBG: “Everything else was Shmuel & Sons," says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recalling how struck she was by Russ & Daughters’ name as a girl. "Even before I heard the word ‘feminist,’ it made me happy to see that this was an enterprise where the daughters counted just like sons counted. That was most uncommon in those days."
In the 1930s, founder Joel Russ made his daughters full partners in the business, a practice unheard of at the time. (At that time, it was common for businesses to be "& Sons," "& Brothers," or "& Any Other Man.") It’s believed to be the first business in the country with “& Daughters” in the name.
Justice Ginsburg said this in the amazing documentary “The Sturgeon Queens,” made by filmmaker Julie Cohen, about Russ & Daughters. We’re so excited for you to see Julie’s latest documentary with Betsy West: @RBGmovie. Watch the trailer now: https://youtu.be/biIRlcQqmOc. Mazel tov to Julie and her team!