This past Saturday, Woody, who’s in Spain making his 50th movie as director, told the newspaper La Vanguardia that it’ll be his last. If so, it will, like the death of Queen Elizabeth II, mark the end of an era. Is it hyperbolic to compare the conclusion of Woody’s film career to the death of the queen? Perhaps. But maybe not for a native New Yorker who was there at the height of Woody’s career, when for many of us in the Big Apple he was something close to local royalty. Elizabeth, born in 1926, ascended to her throne in 1952; Woody, born in 1935 and allergic to formal education, quit college and kicked off his show-business career around the same time.