I’ve never in my wildest dreams detected any reason to associate the cinematic realm of Woody Allen with Jefferson Airplane‘s “Volunteers,” a street-revolution song that was one of the standout tracks on their Volunteers album, which popped in late ’69. But rules are made to be broken. New York-area Jews are naturally liberal-minded, but like most Americans they didn’t know what to do with the radical mentality that permeated urban-left culture between early to mid ’68 (LBJ’s resignation, MLK and RFK’s assassination) and late ’74 (the resignation of Richard Nixon). Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes, a half-hour Amazon-produced series, will debut on 9.30.

Note: That’s Elaine May and not her daughter Jeannie Berlin (The Night Of) in the role of Allen’s wife. They sound alike, look alike and are only 18 years apart in age.

Tom Wolfe‘s Radical Chic & Mau-Maing The Flak Catchers was about a similar kind of late ’60s cultural confrontation — elite, semi-enlightened Jews (represented by Leonard Bernstein and his wealthy friends) hosting a Park Avenue fund-raiser for the Black Panthers in June 1970. Before going to hardback the piece appeared in New York magazine — here it is.