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Video: Norma Desmond’s Car In “Sunset Blvd” is a $500,000 Isotta Fraschini

Sunset Boulevard is a 1950s famous American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. Norma Desmond’s car in Sunset Boulevard is a nineteen twenty-nine Landaulet limousine model of the Italian car, the Isotta Fraschini Tipo eight A. It cost Norma twenty-eight thousand ... Read More »

VIDEO: The famous French Liner SS Normandie Art-Deco Afloat

The SS Normandie was, of course, the result of a successive series of bigger and better French liners, beginning with the France of 1912 and continuing to the Ile de France (1927) and L’Atlantique (1931). Even the far smaller Champlain (1932) has often been called a prelude. She also drew ... Read More »

CRUISE NEWS: New York Jets and Carnival Cruise Line Announce Partnership

Carnival Cruise Line and the New York Jets today announced a multi-year partnership. The agreement designates Carnival as a “Proud Partner of the New York Jets.” “At Carnival, we create memorable vacation experiences filled with fun for our guests, and we see the excitement from football fans firsthand when their ... Read More »

Steve McQueen’s $3.5 Million Dollar Ford Escort in BULLITT San Francisco Chase

Bullitt is a 1968 American neo-noir action thriller film. San Francisco was featured in the film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D’Antoni. The film stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. Bullitt opened in fall 1968, with a San Francisco premier and had a long run ... Read More »

Hollywood Stars at Chasen’s – Dining with Groucho Marx, Sal Mineo and Ramon Novarro

West Hollywood’s Chasen’s was a glamorous world – “Celebrity chefs” will never replace stylish hosts and personalities like Dave Chasen, Vincent Sardi or Mike Romanoff. I had dinner at Chasen’s many times. First, with my parents and then later on when I became a writer/producer. Dinner with Groucho Marx, who ... Read More »

New Video – San Francisco Chief Santa Fe Streamliner

The Santa Fe launched the San Francisco Chief in June 1954. The new California Express streamliner ran daily between San Francisco, the Bay Area, and Chicago.  Pullman and Chair Car accommodations were featured, plus Dining Cars, Dome and Pullman Lounge cars traveling via Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Kansas City, ... Read More »

SS Andrea Doria Sinking Disaster with Hollywodo Movie Stars Aboard in 1967

Andrea Doria, Sinks, Stockhom

In July 1956, the SS Andrea Doria sank on the last night of its voyage from Italy to New York City. With over 1,134 passengers aboard, including Hollywood movie stars Ruth Roman and Betsy Drake, barely 100 short of her passenger capacity of 1,241. There were 190 first-class passengers,  267 ... Read More »

American flag Delta Line Cruised to from New Orleans to South America – 1947 to 1967

The Delta Line introduced three revolutionary passenger-cargo ships to its South American services in the post-war years in 1947, with the liners lasting in service until 1967. In keeping with the company’s trade name, “Delta Line,” the three vessels were given “Del” names DEL NORTE, DEL SUD, and DEL MAR. ... Read More »

Nazi TITANIC Movie 80th Anniversary WW 2 epic never released in Germany

The strange tale of the banned Nazi World War II epic Titanic. Before James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic, the Hollywood Titanic of 1953, the 1958 British film A Night to Remember, and the 1997 Broadway musical Titanic – there was the Nazi German film RMS Titanic. Excellent video on making of ... Read More »

‘Sound of Freedom’ Beats ‘Indiana Jones’ in Incredible Box-Office Coup

Action movie Sound of Freedom has defied expectations at the Box Office and beaten Harrison Ford‘s swansong, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The movie centers around the real-life story of the founder of the anti-sex trafficking charity Operation Underground Railroad, Tim Ballard. It’s seen as a surprise that ... Read More »