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ZIM LINES – Israel’s premier passengers service from New York to Haifa.

Zim Lines began passenger service connecting Israel with Mediterranean ports began after the State of  Israel was established in 1948 and for 20 years they operated an excellent sea transportation fleet of ships In the early 1950s, Zim became a member of the North Atlantic Passenger Conference and bought Home ... Read More »

Psycho Star JANET LEIGH travels on the SUPER CHIEF – Train of the Stars!

Star of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, Janet Leigh is ready to board the famous SUPER CHIEF and Virginia Leith, star of A KISS BEFORE DYING shows us the all-Pullman train during the 1950s in a promotional film. Even the characters from TV’s MAD MEN may have been aboard the train all ... Read More »

New Video: RMS QUEEN MARY: Life of the First Queen of the Atlantic

The famous RMS Queen Mary sailed on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard-White Star Line. She offered weekly liner service from England and France to New York. She was built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. Queen Mary, along with RMS Queen Elizabeth, were built as part of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express ... Read More »

New Video: “German Titanic” – Tragic sinking of the CAP ARCONA

The Cap Arcona was considered one of the most beautiful ships of the time, launched in 1927, was the largest German ship on the South American run. In 1940, the Cap Arcona was taken over by the Kriegsmarine (the German Navy), painted overall gray, and used in the Baltic Sea as ... Read More »

ELVIS PRESLEY sails on the SS MATSONIA to HAWAII in 1957

Elvis’ love for Hawaii ran deep, and during his lifetime he visited often. Whether it was to perform concerts and benefits, film a movie, or just to vacation, the islands would always draw him back. Elvis sailed to Hawaii from Los Angeles aboard the SS Matsonia on November 5, 1957. ... Read More »

MV CORSAIR offered ACAPULCO & ALASKA Deluxe CRUISES after WW2 until DISASTER STRUCK!

J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. could never imagine his yacht Corsair IV would be turned into a deluxe cruise ship just after World War 2  whose short career with voyages from California would end in tragedy, but it happened. J.P. Morgan Jr. and his legendary business tycoon father, J. Pierpont Morgan, ... Read More »

RETRO – BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN AIRLINES

In the late twenties and early thirties, American Airways was created through the acquisition of dozens of smaller airlines throughout the United States. Great video of American Airlines in the 1930s… Like most airlines, at the time the company profited by carrying United States mail. In 1934 American Airways Company ... Read More »

Flashback Friday: Betty White and Carol Channing Sing “Bosom Buddies”

Celebrate White’s 99th birthday this weekend with this delightful video. Hollywood icon Betty White turns 99 on Sunday, January 17, and to send us into her birthday weekend, we’re flashing back to this iconic number, apparently from TV’s The Love Boat. Here, White sings “Bosom Buddies” from Mame opposite Broadway legend Carol Channing. ... Read More »

THE OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA mid-century transcontinental MODERN STREAMLINER

In the late 1940s, the Milwaukee Road introduced the Olympian Hiawatha, the transcontinental version of the railroad’s very modern fleet of Hiawatha passenger trains. The original version of the train was the Twin Cities Hiawatha, which began operating between Chicago and the Twin Cities on May 29, 1935, one of ... Read More »

THE MAN BETWEEN – Sir Carol Reed’s Berlin-Set Thriller starring JAMES MASON

Why it’s time for Carol Reed’s Berlin-set thriller The Man Between to come out of the shadow of The Third Man. Starring James Mason and Claire Bloom, the film captures many scenes of post-war Berlin. The Man Between (1953)? When reviewing Carol Reed’s postwar thrillers, it’s usual to dismiss The Man Between (1953) ... Read More »