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Ocean Grove. April, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger © click left Ocean Grove. April, 2014. Jean Bredin photograph  © click on photo to enlarge.

 

VALERIE MASTERSON:   Soundtrack of the movie  “QUARTET”:    “The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring.”

Gilbert, W.S.

 

 

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Saphire Beach, St. Thomas, USVI. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas, USVI. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

KRISTIN CHENOWETH and SEAN HAYES   from the Broadway score of Promises, Promises.

 

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Robert Morse (1959) in Take Me Along

Robert Morse (1959) in Take Me Along

 

By  Carl Swenson of Ocean Grove.  (Carl was a Broadway performer a few years ago.)

 

Paul, you just had to post a Robert Morse clip!   So I hunted down my early recording from one of my favorite B’way shows of all time, Take Me Along. A Jackie Gleason vehicle  based on Ah, Wilderness, an O’Neill comedy of all things.

I know you like B’way stuff. Since it’s O’Neill, alcohol figures in the plot of course, lol. Wonderful show with great music by Robert Merrill if you don’t know it. Great cast too! Walter Pidgeon, Eileen Herlie and Una Merkle!

Here’s Morse, playing a 16 year old at age 28 from the cast recording in 1959!   The song is called “Nine O’Clock.”

 

 

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Left Bank, Paris. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Left Bank, Paris. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

 

KELSEY GRAMMER AND DOUGLAS HODGE.   “Song on the Sand.”  From La Cage Aux Folles.  Broadway cast album.

 

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Tent Walker. Ocean Grove, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Tent Walker. Ocean Grove, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net

 

THE DRIFTERS

 

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Asbury Park 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Asbury Park, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©.  Click to enlarge.  The Carousel building.

 

 

BARRY MANILOW:

 

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By Paul Goldfinger      Editor@Blogfinger.net

 

Every year, the day after Labor Day, it feels like we are getting our town back.  It’s almost like magic, because it is so less congested—many hundreds of cars and people simply vanish.  It reminds me of the show Brigadoon where a small town in Scotland vanishes and then reappears, albeit, every one hundred years.

Here is a song from that original Broadway cast with Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy, selected by Eileen who loves Brigadoon.  “The Heather on the Hill.”

Of course, we have Rosa Rugosa on the dunes.

 

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Truro Dunes. Cape Cod. Prize winning photograph by Paul Goldfinger. © Click left to enlarge

Truro Dunes. Cape Cod. Prize winning published photograph by Paul Goldfinger. © Click left to enlarge

 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN:  “Somewhere” from  West Side Story.  Renata Scotto:

 

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"Wash the Car Wash." By Bob Bowné September, 2014. ©Special to Blogfinger

“Wash the Car Wash.” By Bob Bowné September, 2014. ©  Special to Blogfinger.  Click to make the train bigger.

 

ELLA FITZGERALD.  From South Pacific:

 

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Truro Beach from the Truro Beach by Rachel Hulin, NY Times. August, 2015 piece called

Truro Beach by Rachel Hulin, NY Times. August 26, 2015. The article is  called “The Quiet of Outer Cape Cod”  Click to enlarge.  ©.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

This photograph illustrates the overlap of photojournalism and fine art photography.  The lighting and the composition are beautiful, and the image tells a story that goes with the article.

The NY Times has a marvelous photography staff, and their photo section is best viewed on their e-edition, preferably with a retina-vision Apple screen.  You can also buy signed photographs by their staff.

KELSEY GRAMMER  and DOUGLAS HODGE  “Song On the Sand” from the show (revival 2010)  La Cage Aux Folles.

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