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Eileen. New York City.  Paul Goldfinger ©  Tri-X series. Undated

 

CAST OF “A CHORUS LINE”

 

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The Brook Farm Inn. Lenox, Massachusetts. Undated. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin darkroom print © From our “Girls in their summer clothes series”

“Girls – they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun”

—Cyndi Lauper

 

O SANCTISSIMA   (sacred music from the 18th century)  from A String Quartet Christmas:

 

 

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West side apartment building.  1970’s. Paul Goldfinger ©. Tri-X Collection

 

Guys and  Dolls was the  story of a bunch of New York characters—-gangsters and gamblers and the babes who hung out with them, including Adelaide,  based on the stories of Damon Runyon in the ’20’s and ’30’s.  The first production was on Broadway in 1950.   Later, in 1955,  there was a movie with, believe it or not, Marlon Brando singing and dancing, along with Frank Sinatra.  There were 14 marvelous songs by Frank Loesser.

This one, “The Oldest Established,” is performed early in the first act featuring Nathan, Nicely, Benny and the guys trying to organize a crap game. It’s going to be in the Biltmore Garage, because the back of the police station and the local school were out. But they needed to pay $1,000.00 for the venue.

“If we only had a lousy little grand, we would be a millionaire.”

 

 

 

 

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Along the River Arno. Florence is the center of the Tuscany region and home of the Italian Renaissance.  Paul Goldfinger ©.  Tri-X collection.

 

LUCIO DALLA:   “4 Marzo 1943”

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Paul Goldfinger ©     Pont du Gard in southern France. Click to enlarge. Tri-X collection.

 

Roman engineers designed this 3 tier aqueduct in the first century to provide water to the Roman colony of Nimes.  It was used for centuries, but now it is mainly a tourist attraction. We posted a closeup of its structure on Blogfinger .  The link is below.

Closeup Pont de Gard

After the Roman slaves finished building the aqueduct, they had a big party, and the band played this song with Annie Siegel:

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In the Village, NYC. Springtime.  2015  ©  Paul Goldfinger. Tri-X collection.

 

MILES DAVIS     “Springsville”   is from his famous album Miles Ahead.  The album was arranged by Gil Evans. There were 20 musicians on the album, and Miles played flugelhorn throughout.  Springsville is the #1 track.

 

 

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Paul Goldfinger © Preservation Hall, New Orleans.

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG.   He was a New Orleans great and a jazz innovator and pioneer.

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©  Paris, 1984. 40th anniversary of D-Day. Click to enlarge.

 

ALTENBURG BOYS CHOIR.   Mozart’s Ave Verum K618.  Soundtrack of the movie Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Phones.  New York City.  Undated. TriX collection.

 

THE ELGINS:

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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Monmouth Park, Oceanport, NJ.   Undated.

ANITA O’DAY:

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