Category Archives: New York

1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 28, 1944

Feb. 28, 1944 Man With a Press Pass in His Hat At about 8:30 the other Monday night (during a heavy rainstorm) a packed Amsterdam Avenue trolley stopped at 128th Street. The conductor got out — went to a bar … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 24, 1944

Feb. 24, 1944 Portrait of a Man Reading the Newspaper An editorial attacking the presence at Tehran of Pvt. Robert Hopkins, son of Harry Hopkins, said: “If the fathers of all the other Army privates followed Harry’s example, everybody except … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 23, 1944

Feb. 23, 1944 This is curious. The end of Winchell’s column disappears in mid-sentence from the Palm Beach paper, just as he is about to refer to a situation in Palm Beach. And take more potshots at Congress. Man About … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 22, 1944

Feb. 22, 1944 Notes of an Innocent Bystander The Magic Lanterns: Warner Bros., old hands at cinematizing the news tickers, have decided that the Free French need a little attention. Vichy being a villain made to order. They’ve got it … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 21, 1944

Feb. 21, 1944 Man With a Press Pass in His Hat Midtown Vignette: They can point him out to you at the Stork Club … His recent antics there (around cocktail time) have those-in-the-know in stitches … One of those … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 18, 1944

Feb. 18, 1944 Tales of the Town Robert Ripley’s exploiter reports that Ripley is the researcher on it … That Herr Goering’s first name, Herman, came from a Jewish doctor, Herman Eppstein, of Tyrol, Austria … Goering’s father was governor … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 15, 1944

Feb. 15, 1944: Notes of an Innocent Bystander “The Sullivans” …  This is the movies’ memorial to the five Sullivan boys who died in the same sea action. It’s tender and moving and resists the temptation to cry too much. … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 14, 1944

Feb. 14, 1944: Walter Winchell writes a “New York Newsreel,” a long series of vignettes of the city and its people. Here’s a sample: The church for mutes, where the pastor’s sermon is delivered with his fingers and where the … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 12, 1944

Feb. 12, 1944 New York Novelette: She was a waitress in a small Midwest hotel. Loved working there … Because her feller played in the band … One day a stranger offered her a screen test chance … She spurned … Continue reading

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Chaplin Indicted on Mann Act!

Feb. 11, 1944: A P-38 rushes from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara and back in an hour to get penicillin for a Jimmy Doyle, 15 months old, who has peritonitis. “Precious little of the stuff is available and that is … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 9, 1944

Feb. 9, 1944: Al Jolson is Jinx Falkenberg’s most constant visitor at her St. Luke’s Hospital bedside…. New Yorkers suspect that Wayne (wife-killer) Lonergan’s sudden coin (to hire a lawyer) came from men named in her diary … Betty Hutton … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 7, 1944

March 7, 1944 Notes of an Innocent Bystander The Magic Lantern: Danny Kaye, who knocked off B’way in his first start, put Hollywood in his pocket the same way. His starter, “Up in Arms,” makes him a Milquetoast in khaki … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes N.Y.

Dear New Yorkers: You love to make fun of us, but here we are at Spring and 5th last night, watering down the street for yet another production set in your fair city but filmed in downtown Los Angeles. And … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes New York – Again

How much from downtown L.A. to JFK? Yes, they were filming around “New York Street” on Thursday and providing color with fake New York taxis.

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L.A. Becomes N.Y.

I snapped this photo yesterday of the Million Dollar Theatre on Broadway dressed as the Montclair. Notice the New York taxicab. You’re a long way from home, pal. Hey, it’s Blythe Danner!

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When L.A. Becomes New York

Being in L.A. is like living on a huge movie set. The white trucks are everywhere. Because I work downtown, I’m accustomed to seeing it standing in for – yes – New York. All the time. Here are some recent … Continue reading

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A Vanished Neighborhood Endures in Memory

Nate Schweber of the New York Times writes about a reunion of people who lived in a New York neighborhood that was obliterated during urban renewal. The demolition of the neighborhood is also the subject of a documentary, “The Tragedy … Continue reading

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Killer in 1964 ‘Kitty’ Genovese Case Up for Parole

March 28, 1964: New Yorkers shrugged as Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was killed. Winston Moseley, convicted in the infamous 1964 killing of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, is up for parole and Sam Favate takes a look in the Wall Street Journal’s Law … Continue reading

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Necklace Stolen From Titanic Exhibit

Writing in the New York Times, Roberta Smith pleads for the preservation of the American Folk Art Museum. Two posts in Lens, the New York Times’ photography blog, are worthwhile reading. The first is a question and answer with Pete … Continue reading

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Photo: 130 W. 30th, via Google maps’ street view. SPOTLIGHT David W. Dunlap, writing in the New York Times’ City Room, tells the story of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah,  sometimes called the “gay synagogue,” which is moving into a building … Continue reading

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