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ANTHONY CORNERO, LOS ANGELES AND THE GAMBLING SHIP S.S. REX…

S.S. Rex display advertisement… The Italian ocean liner S.S. Rex. The Los Angeles gambling ship S.S. Rex. The other S.S. Rex – a gambling ship off Santa Monica, California in the 1930s and early 1940s. Besides the fabulous Italian ocean liner S.S. REX launched in 1931, there was another S.S. ... Read More »

THE GOLDEN AGE OF OCEAN LINERS

Cruise and Ocean Liner History: THE GOLDEN AGE OF OCEAN LINERS The Golden Age Of Ocean Liners – Excellent BBC Documentary… Paul Atterbury embarks on an alluring journey into the golden age of ocean liners, finding out how these great ships made such a mark on the popular imagination and ... Read More »

Social History: AT&T cable linking the USA to Cuba during the 1950s…

This is a wonderful retro AT&T film on the telephone cable linking the mainland USA and Cuba during the 1950s… USA Social History: The Cuban American Telephone & Telegraph Co. first linked the mainland U.S. (Key West) with Cuba in 1921. That first cable was extremely primitive, just two wires ... Read More »

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL… Showplace of the Nation…

New York Social History: Radio City Music Hall – Showplace of the Nation – Over 700 movies opened here from King Kong to the Sound of Music. Click on above to hear Broadway show tunes on the greatest theatre organ in the world.  Playing songs from Gypsy, Mary Poppins and ... Read More »

New Twists On A Titanic Style Meal…

Cruise and Liner History: New Twists On A Titanic Style Meal and the Titanic movie that never was… From youtube: TITANIC: the sequel – The movie that was never made… New Twists On A Titanic Style Meal Thanks to Lisa Mogensen at Forbes… (Left: China from the RMS Titanic) The ... Read More »

THE SS CONSTITUTION, GRACE KELLY AND I LOVE LUCY…

1955: Officers and crew assemble aboard the SS Constitution docked in Manhattan. The SS Constitution was a passenger ship owned by American Export Lines. She was commissioned in 1951. She sailed on the New York-Genoa-Naples and Gibraltar route to Europe. The Constitution was a sister ship to the SS Independence.  ... Read More »

Down Memory Lane: The Liners…

Down Memory Lane: The Liners… Wonderful VIDEO of the Trans-Atlantic liners…  The Liners in New York July 1963 (from top to bottom): SS Brasil – Moore McCormack Line; SS Hanseatic – Hamburg-Atlantik Line; RMS Queen Mary – Cunard-White Star Line; SS France – French Line; SS Olympia – Greek Line; SS ... Read More »

THE TSMS LAKONIA…

Fire at sea… the last moments for the TSMS LAKONIA. The passenger ship TSMS Lakonia, sailed by Greek Line, was sailing on a Christmas cruise on December 22, 1963 around 11 pm while the ship was about 180 miles north of Madeira when fire broke out. There were 646 passengers ... Read More »

RMS TIANIC, WRECK OF THE TITAN AND THE LIFEBOATS…

(Left: In 1898 Morgan Robertson wrote Futility, a novella that tells the rise and the fall of the Titan, the greatest man-made boat of all time.)  “She was the largest craft afloat, the greatest of the works of man.” A “floating city,” she carried only as many lifeboats “as would satisfy ... Read More »

ABC’s NEW TITANIC MINISERIES SANK WITH BAD REVIEWS AND THE WORST RATINGS. What, you didn’t even know it was on? It was!

The four-hour telecast from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes launched last Saturday night to a rating that about tied rivals airing crime drama repeats. Titanic had 4.1 million viewers and a 0.8 rating on Saturday, and slightly more (4.2 million, 0.9) for its final hour on Sunday. Reviews were pretty ... Read More »