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ABOARD THE S.S. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND – TRANS-PACIFIC – 1949-1950

CRUISE HISTORY – S.S. President Cleveland, American President Lines, Trans Pacific Route 1949-1950. All footage by 3rd Engineer V.M. Richardson. AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES HISTORY:  1960s composite publicity photo showing three of American President Lines’ handsome trans-Pacific passenger liners. SS President Cleveland, SS President Wilson and SS President Hoover. These modern ... Read More »

1936 NAZI OLYMPICS

Cruising the past: 1936 Nazi Color Film-Berlin in the Year of the Olympic Games. CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY THE COLOR 1936 FILM: Nazi propaganda complete color film from 1936. An outstanding portrait of daily life in Berlin in this rare, well preserved film, with the magical feeling of the pastel ... Read More »

AFTER THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: Enterprise and Prosperity of the Transatlantic Steamship Companies.; The Great Ferries Across the Ocean.

1865 – CRUISE AND TRANS-ATLANTIC HISTORY: Enterprise and Prosperity of the Transatlantic Steamship Companies.; The Great Ferries Across the Ocean. Extensive Preparations and Extra Accommodations for the Summer Travel following the American Civil War. A “travel story” from the New York Times… June 7, 1865 Thousands of our citizens who ... Read More »

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH: THE WARD LINE

JULY 2012 – Cruising The Past: Website Of The Month – THE WARD LINE The Ward Line is best remembered for the ill-fated Morro Castle of 1930. Andelson’s site not only explores the Morro Castle disaster but gives you a unique history of The Ward Line. Video of the Morro ... Read More »

THOSE CRUISE ENTERTAINERS BACKSTAGE…

Instead of those boring shows presented by the cruise lines – the ship’s should rely on their entertainers.   This is a great video of cast members doing their own show instead of the slop created by dreary “stars” like Barry Manilow. All those cruise lines advertise what great times ... Read More »

SS NORMANDIE – The greatest of all trans-Atlantic liners.

THE SS NORMANDIE… crossing the Atlantic and in New York City – 1930s… French Line NORMANDIE – Part One French Line NORMANDIE – Part Two French Line NORMANDIE – Part Three These are probably the finest video available of trans-Atlantic liner service in the late 1930s. Excellent color footage of ... Read More »

Video: Sending out an SOS to save the SS UNITED STATES. The historic United States Lines trans-Atlantic liner was designed by a Philadelphia Main Liner

Video: Sending out an SOS to save the SS UNITED STATES. The historic United States Lines trans-Atlantic liner was designed by a Philadelphia Main Liner. Criuising The Past thanks Ryan Richards and for this excellent story on the SS UNITED STATES. By Ryan Richards rrichards@mainlinemedianews.com (Left) The SS United States as ... Read More »

THE REAL STORY: RMS TITANIC

For over a decade, “Titanic” stood as the world’s top-grossing movie, an epic tale of love, adventure, disaster and sacrifice. When it was made, James Cameron was lauded for his attention to detail and accuracy, but modern technology and new theories are telling a different story of what really happened ... Read More »

Is HBO’s THE NEWSROOM just a second rate cable version of the hit movie BROADCAST NEWS or a boring homage to the masterpiece NETWORK. NETWORK?

Social History REVIEW: FIRST REVIEW OF HBO’S THE NEWSROOM.  As a trenchant satire of “trash TV,” Network seems to grow only more relevant with each passing year.   How can THE NEWSROOM be taken seriously after seeing this great Academy Award winner film?    Sam Waterston and Jeff Daniels in ... Read More »

SS ATLANTIC – The American Banner Lines

SS ATLANTIC – AMERICAN BANNER LINES – From a failed pioneering tourist liner to a celebrated university at sea. American Banner Lines 1957-1958 Arnold Bernstein chartered in the summer of 1948 a passenger ship the CONTINENTAL (ex ANCON of 1902) for four round voyages from New York to Plymouth and ... Read More »

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