Next month (September 8th through October 1st), the Theater for the New City will begin their production of "Woody Guthrie Dreams," which will offer up over twenty songs by the iconic musician. The play itself focuses on "the last thoughts" of Guthrie "as Huntington's Disease takes hold of his mind and body," and he reflects on his life. Sounds real cheery. For another look back at Guthrie's life, click through for some photos of him roaming around New York City in 1943, with his fascist-killing machine.

This must have been just after his divorce was finalized and he moved back to New York, where for a time he worked out of a loft with Pete Seeger and the Almanac Singers, hosting regular "hootenannys."