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What books filled the Titanic’s library?

As the RMS Titanic was sinking beneath the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, and survivors were thrashing about in the iceberg-clotted waters. What books might the passengers have turned to with which to fashion a homemade life preserver or, in the case of some sturdy ... Read More »

California’s overnight boats sailed between San Francisco and Los Angeles

The SS Yale and SS Harvard became known as “white Flyers of the Pacific”! The sister ships each made four sailings a week, carrying 565 First Class passengers at an average speed of 23 knots between the two major California cities. The fast coastal ships provided an overnight cruise on the ... Read More »

California’s Last Remaining 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 »

Happy GAY Valentines Day – New Video

Happy Gay Valentines Day! Romance in action, celebrated by 50 plus gay couples in new video. Theme song is “Isn’t It Romantic” by Rodgers and Hart. Watch the dozens of couples celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Preview some of the guys… Isn’t It Romantic… “Isn’t It Romantic?” was a popular song by ... Read More »

West Hollywood’s Big Red Streetcars

Los Angeles used to have a public transit system that covered about 25 percent more track mileage than New York City’s current subway system. In its eco-heyday in 1945, LA had more than 900 hydro-electric Pacific Electric “Red Cars” that covered more than 1,100 miles, from Pasadena to downtown LA, ... Read More »

FEC ruled Blogs are media – Mary Bono, Michael Grace & The Daily Kos

Along with The Daily Kos, I was party to a significant decision for bloggers and free speech rights. The 2007 U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) found that political blogs and bloggers are media for the purposes of U.S. Electoral Law. Suddenly blogs were media and for the past thirteen years, ... Read More »

Dining at Chasen’s with Groucho Marx, Sal Mineo and Ramon Navarro in West Hollywood

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

Berlin’s famous Adlon Hotel survived the Nazis

One of the great hotels of the world. Berlin was a port of call by train in 1929 — after sailing from New York to Germany aboard the SS BREMEN. Upon arrival, tourists enjoyed a quick train ride from Hamburg to Berlin and then accommodations at the world famous Adlon ... Read More »

The RMS Titanic in the Movies, TV and on Broadway

The RMS TITANIC has been the subject of many films. From the Cinema to TV to Broadway. From Nazi produced Titanic to James Cameron’s over the top Titanic. The Titanic List – Movies, TV and Broadway Here is a list of Titanic movies, TV movies, documentaries and musical – including ... Read More »

The fabulous Paramount Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles

The Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles was a movie palace opened in January 1923 as Grauman’s Metropolitan Theatre. Elvis Presley appeared in person at the Paramount. Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood on the gigantic screen in “The Girl I Left Behind.” It was built by impresario Sid Grauman, who had ... Read More »