Tiffany Woolf has an unusual passion. In a time — in a nation — known for loving the new and discarding the old, the Pacifica filmmaker is dedicated to unlocking the wisdom and disseminating the stories of our elders.
This passion has converged with the current moment to inspire her YouTube series, “Dispatches From Quarantine,” which started in May.
In the series, Woolf interviews celebrities, most of them in their 80s and 90s, as they shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic. She has posted 10-minute segments featuring Larry King, Norman Lear, Ellen Burstyn, Tommy Chong and Carl Reiner, in what turned out to be his last interview before his death on June 29.
In the interview, posted on YouTube on June 22, Reiner calls “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which he created, his “best work. That show defines me.”
“Carl Reiner was a cold call,”…