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California’s Famous Movie Palaces

California grand movie palaces escaped the wrecking ball and are thriving throughout the Golden State, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Fresno, Stockton, and many other cities. See them all in our New Video Our New Video: Featuring the 14 California Movie Palaces with theatre organ heard playing: ... Read More »

Is German Scam “COPYTRACK” Run By Descendants of Nazi War Criminals?

Copytrack is total scam run out of German where they killed millions of Jews. It is run by descendants of war criminals! Marcus Schmitt is the managing director of Copytrack. It is considered one of the biggest scams ever created. The German government supposedly monitors this organization.   The Copytrak ... Read More »

Mid-Century Dome Streamliner Olympian Hiawatha

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 which continued into the 1960s. The original version of the train was the Twin Cities Hiawatha, which began operating between Chicago and the Twin Cities on ... Read More »

American 1936 Olympic Team Sails to Nazi Germany on the SS Bremen

The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain on April 26, 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona (two years ... Read More »

Canadian Pacific’s Liner RMS Empress of Japan

In 1930 the Canadian Pacific’s trans-pacific service reached its zenith with the introduction of the magnificent RMS Empress of Japan. The only way to cruise the Pacific during the 1930s. She was a very handsome ship and had magnificent interiors that now are associated with the Empress liners of the Canadian ... Read More »

The Fall River Line – Overnight New York to Boston – 1834 to 1937

Everyone from presidents to swindlers sailed the Sound on “Mammoth Palace Steamers” in the heyday of the side wheelers and night boats. The Fall River Line was a combination steamboat and railroad connection between New York City and Boston that operated between 1847 and 1937. It consisted of a railroad ... Read More »

California’s all-Pullman Lark connected San Francisco and Los Angeles for decades

Southern Pacific’s deluxe all-Pullman streamliner Lark was the premiere overnight passenger between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A favorite of businessmen and movie stars. The Oakland Lark connected with the Lark at San Jose then via San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara to Southern California along the coast route. The Lark ... Read More »

Joseph Goebbels Nazi 1943 epic TITANIC movie was 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 »

News: Bankrupt Crystal Cruises’ Luxury Liner Ships to be Auctioned

The Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will come up for auction in June, according to a report from Maritime Executive. The luxury cruise ships, part of the defunct Crystal Cruises, have been tied up in the Bahamas since the line ceased operations earlier this year with the wind-up of parent ... Read More »

‘The Love Boat’: How a TV show transformed the cruise industry

Last week, CNN writer Tamara Hardingham-Gill interviewed me on my involvement as a writer for The Love Boat in the 1980s, and a book I am writing on the landmark hit TV series was a major factor in creating today’s cruise industry. Also, as a Travel Historian focusing on the ... Read More »