Social History: DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS – THE “FABULOUS THIRTIES, FORTIES AND FIFTIES” IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Cars, cars and more cars! They just seem to keep coming in, nonstop. The summer weather is warm, especially warm for evening. The car hops are busily skating around the parking lot delivering sizzling hot cheeseburgers, ... Read More »
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1937 SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd Ship Line – Easter Cruise to West Indies From New York March 26, 1937. The largest and fastest German ship.
SOCIAL AND LINER HISTORY: 1937 SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd Ship Line – Easter Cruise to West Indies From New York March 26, 1937. The largest and fastest German ship. (Left:These are views from the passenger list for the Easter 1937 cruise aboard the SS Columbus. The itinerary ... Read More »
The Red Cars route to downtown Los Angeles. The subway tunnel. Picture Los Angeles today, and most people summon up images of cars and freeways. But if you talk to people of a certain age who grew up in Los Angeles, and mention the words “red cars”, you will hear ... Read More »
Social History – Wonderful video celebrating Tucker’s 100 Birthday on Youtube. Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.’s Stardust Ballroom; he was one of the last big-band dance orchestra leaders. The orchestra’s 1939 rendition of ‘Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!’ with Bonnie Baker on vocals was a national hit. ... Read More »
YOUTUBE VIDEO – EXCELLENT GREAT LAKES FOOTAGE – MERIT CLUB CRUISE ON BOARD S.S. SEEANDBEE, SEPTEMBER 1937 SS Seeandbee (1913-1947) Built in 1913 by the American Shipbuilding Company, Wyandotte, MI as SS Seeandbee for the U.S.-based Cleveland and Buffalo (hence, the name See and Bee) Transit Company as a side-wheel ... Read More »
In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved wife Frieda. Here, set to the music of the ship’s own orchestra, is a nostalgic journey back to cruising the past. Beating the odds, a ... Read More »
To play video – press the above play (>) button in center of photo… This is a wonderful historical video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on a cruise to Alaska and the Inside Passage. A retro 50s look at a style of cruising and travel now vanished. ... Read More »
Cruising The Past looks at New York debutants aboard the Homeric. With a link to Brenda Frazier and current “bows” in society.
New York debutante party in the 1950s aboard Home Line’s HOMERIC dockside. (Left – Home Lines S.S. Homeric at her New York pier on February 15, 1969 just before sailing to Nassau.) The SS HOMERIC was used for society events in New York Harbor. The ship was originally the SS ... Read More »
Various Views of the Tourist Class section of the SS United States during a 1960s Trans-Atlantic Crossing. SS France on a world cruise in Hong Kong. SS France having just arrived at Le Harve. Read More »