On April 13, 1962, America’s last night boat service ended as the Old Bay Line’s steamers made there final voyages on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay ending service between Baltimore and Norfolk. Known officially as the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, which had come to be known as the Old ... Read More »
MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German transport ship that was sunk on January 30, 1945, by Soviet submarine S-13 in the Baltic Sea. The former cruise liner was evacuating German civilian refugees from East Prussia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, and military personnel from Gotenhafen (Gdynia) as the Red Army advanced. By ... Read More »
Nightmare at sea: Holland American Line forces elderly passengers to get off the MS AMSTERDAM halfway across the globe!
Hundreds of American passengers thought they were in for the cruise of their lives when they boarded Holland America’s MS Amsterdam at Port Everglades on January 4, 2020, Around The World Cruise. That was before the novel coronavirus sparked a worldwide crisis that has thrown the travel industry into unprecedented ... Read More »
Escape the virus blues! Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! on stage live and streamed free for the entire family to enjoy!
Enjoy the complete video presentation of the award-winning recreation stage version of Oklahoma! as it premiered on Broadway in 1943 at no charge. The New York hit musical is for all ages and a quick excursion back to a simpler time. Act 1 and Act 2 from the recreated original ... Read More »
Pianist, gossip columnist, TV star, and above all a giver of great parties, Elsa Maxwell was famous for being herself. She was most likely far more interesting than the celebrities she covered. Elsa Maxwell first worked as a theatre pianist after leaving school at the age of 14 and before ... Read More »
In December 1934, the refurbished Earl Carroll Theatre located on the south-east corner of 7th Ave and 50th Street, New York City, opened as the French Casino. This glittering supper club was described by Fortune magazine as ‘a vast scarlet and silver restaurant which, in terraced rows of tables, seats ... Read More »
The first postwar cruise ships with their spacious cabins signaled no return to the painless light-happy wardrobes of 1939. The fashion point of view, like everything during the long hiatus in travel, had changed. Modern travelers in 1947 were thinking in terms of versatility and packability into a single suitcase. ... Read More »
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 »
The Queen’s Christmas broadcast is a traditional feature of the festive season where the head of state can express her thoughts about the past year. Here is the first speech and today’s speech. 1957 Christmas Broadcast The Queen wrote her first speech with the assistance of advisors. The monarch made ... Read More »