Monthly Archives: May 2010

Lansdowne Movie Theater

Thanks to both Jerry Jerome and Judy Young for alerting me to a May 5th Inquire article on the renovation of the Lansdowne Theater.  The 1,100-seat theater was damaged by a fire in 1987.  It was not destroyed, but the  … Continue reading

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The Maltese Falcon—Two Movies and a Book

I have been having great fun reading Dashiell Hammett’s book The Maltese Falcon.   The movie version with Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre has been so iconic it is hard to imagined the characters any other way. (Mary Aster … Continue reading

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The Highland Avenue Boys

Here are our eighth grade boys replies on likes, dislikes, and hobbies (see previous posting).  While the girls often cited a convertible as their utmost desire, none of the boys did.  And I was wrong about boys not liking horses.  … Continue reading

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The Highland Avenue Girls

This gem from the Highland Avenue Junior High School newspaper, The Highlander, was saved by Nancy Musser ever since our eighth grade, 1949-1950.  Incredible! We were apparently all asked to fill out our likes, dislikes, hobbies, nickname, and ambitions.  There … Continue reading

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More Pompous Advertising

When reading the collection of past New Yorkers on DVD in the “page view,” I first see the upper third of the page on my computer monitor and  the spacebar moves down to the next thirds.  The first third I … Continue reading

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The Septuagenarian Dating Scene

My friend Jim, also a 1936 baby, has been divorced for many years, and having moved to Wilmington two years ago, is not in a relationship.  Not from lack of trying.  He is constantly looking for someone age-appropriate, but the … Continue reading

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