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Photos of Ziegfeld performers by Alfred Cheney Johnston.  Found here at this excellent website dedicated to the preservation of early cinema photography.

Posted by: on September 15th, 2010 | Comments (1)

what! no beer?
just posted this over on my beer blog after finding the swedish version of this poster for a buster keaton/jimmy durante film with the awesome title of “what! no beer?”. ah prohibition beer movies. this one has a pretty awesome title, and some stylish poster art.
(via bier hall crawl)

Posted by: on August 23rd, 2010 | Tagged with: , , , | Comments (2)

This is an amazing Historical map of Greenpoint, my beloved neighborhood, that should be intriguing to any locals. Can you believe we used to have 8 movies houses?? Definitely click on the image for larger, easier to read scale!

Posted by: on July 31st, 2010 | Tagged with: , | Comments (1)

Photos from Bob Monaco’s Flickr page.  Check out the Arto Monaco Historical Society.

Posted by: on July 27th, 2010 | Tagged with: | Comments (1)

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catwomen shopping. hostess niece got a new job.

I found this cat postcard at the giant Brimfield antique market in MA. Normally I’m amused by anthropomorphic cat woman alone. However this card has more to offer. These catwomen (i especially am fond of the one with the purple “wig”) are shopping for what looks like sewing patterns (?) while they have their children tied to them with harnesses. A group of mice escape, harnesses are tangled, feline feet in high heels are tripped and wackiness ensues. But the true gem for me about this postcard is the combo of the front image and the note to aunt margaret on the back. Her niece writes to her to thank her for all she’s done and tell she about her new job at a restaurant, that serves all sorts of things she has never heard of like crab and shrimp. She tried the stuffed sole today. She didn’t like it.

Posted by: on July 21st, 2010 | Tagged with: , , , | Comments (2)

1920. Found here

Posted by: on July 15th, 2010 | Tagged with: , | Comments (0)

Found here. Disappearing from the Jersey shore in the 1960’s, Storyland Village is nearly forgotten. I did manage to find this gallery (a few images from which are below) and this man’s memories online about the seaside amusement park.

Posted by: on June 10th, 2010 | Tagged with: , , | Comments (1)

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