View from Smith-9th Streets F train station May 15: Gowanus to Downtown Brooklyn Tower. I am probably not the only one to find the new building reminiscent of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Category Archives: Movies
The Chicago International Film Festival claims to be the longest running film festival
in North America. Three years before it began, The University of Chicago’s Documentary Film Group put on its own festival.
Call Me I’m Always Here
The late eighties saw a burst of ads for 1-900 numbers that promised to relieve your feelings of loneliness. But the phone sex business can be traced at least back to the 1970s.
Bag of Chips
In the 1980s, video stores sold eighteen inch statues with oversized heads of celebrities from music, TV and film. From the 1950s to the 1990s, Esco Products of Brooklyn fabricated hundreds of different figures, from Groucho Marx to Louis Armstrong.
In 1996 a scene from the film That Old Feeling was shot in the lobby
of the Royal York Hotel. The Empire Room at Chicago’s Palmer House
was a legendary supper club that feature vocal greats from Frank Sinatra
to Peggy Lee.