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RMS Titanic in the Movies, TV and on Broadway

The RMS TITANIC has been the subject of many films. From the Cinema to TV to Broadway. From Nazi produced Titanic to James Cameron’s over the top Titanic. The Titanic List – Movies, TV and Broadway Here is a list of Titanic movies, TV movies, documentaries and musical – including ... Read More »

All-Pullman Pittsburger Streamliner – Pittsburg to New York

The Pittsburgher was a premiere passenger train operated between New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Main Line. The PPR’s overnight all Pullman service-connected the Steel City with New York via the railroad’s mainline. It was initially launched during the mid-1920s, for many years the train pampered ... Read More »

Matson Lines Cruise Ships Served Hawaii and the South Pacific

Imagine you’re planning a cruise to the South Pacific during the 1960s. Last Ocean Liners provides all the information of scheduling your trip along with the cost. A great way to cruise the past. MARIPOSA and MONTEREY Matson Line’s Mariposa and Monterey carried only First class guests and promised regal ... Read More »

1948 USA Olympic Team Sails on the SS America

The USA Olympic Team sailed aboard the SS America to England in 1948. The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in London, England, United Kingdom. After a 12-year hiatus because of World War II, these were ... Read More »

San Francisco 1906 Video Four Days Before Earthquake

Fascinating new film footage (colorized) of San Francisco. A Trip Down Market Street, filmed on April 14, 1906, four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire. From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between ... Read More »

New York’s Hotel Algonquin, Dorothy Parker and the “Vicious Circle”!

There isn’t a place in New York more important to Dorothy Parker’s enduring legacy than the Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). Any devotee of Parker worth his weight in books will know that “The Gonk” is where the Round Tablemet for several years beginning in June 1919. The “Vicious ... Read More »

The Sunset Limited – Southern Pacific Streamliner to Amtrak Hi-Level

Let’s look at a legacy American train. Thibault Constant, host and producer of top-quality train reviews, takes onboard Amtrak’s Sunset Limited. Simply Rail onboard Amtrak’s Sunset Limited To learn more about Simply Rail and how Thibault started his channel check out the Interview  in VoyageSTL magazine. The Original Sunset Limited Like ... Read More »

Retro: Glamorous Cruise Ship Fashion

In the early days of cruising, people who went on ocean voyages filled their Louis Vuitton steamer trunks with finery. Ahoy there fellow shipsters! Here’s some delightful 16mm home movies in both black and white and color shot aboard a Caribbean cruise on the SS Haiti of the Colombian Line. ... Read More »

Judy Garland “A Star Is Born” 1954 Video Hollywood World Premiere

Dozens of the stars attending the opening predicted an Oscar sweep for Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, and A Star is Born. One of the last great  Hollywood premieres. A video history of the 1954 world premiere of at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre… When movies were movies and stars were ... Read More »

Historical Look at Ellis Island and Immigration

Immigrants to America… ELLIS ISLAND HISTORY – IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA The great steamship companies like White Star, Red Star, Cunard and Hamburg-America played a significant role in the history of Ellis Island and immigration in general. The German liner Imperator carried many immigrants in steerage. While most immigrants entered the ... Read More »