By Julio Martinez
The conclusion of Julio Martinez’s two-part history of the 99-seat/AEA Wars. In case you missed it, you can catch up on Part One here.

By the 1970s, Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) Western Region Director Edward Weston had found himself embroiled in confrontations between local stage producers and actors. Producer/actor Rudy Solar recalled Weston in a 1985 interview, “tried to beat me up over his demands for an open-ended, actors’ co-op profit-sharing plan. He actually hit me.”

Born in 1934 in Modesto, California, Solari

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