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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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Coney Island. Undated. By Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. ©

Coney Island. My lucky star.  Undated. By Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. ©  Reposted from 2015.

THE EXCELLENTS  (They were in the GA in June, 2015)

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“Night Patrol” Paul Goldfinger © Click in the dark. Nov. 22, 2017 ©

 

NICKI MINAJ  from her album  The Pinkprint   “The Night is Still Young.”

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Statues of Liberty. 2012.  Look Ma: no pedestal! Click to enlarge

 

BRUNO MARS:

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The Strand. Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard. c. 1997. By Paul Goldfinger ©

The Strand Theatre. Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. c. 1997. By Paul Goldfinger ©    (reposted from 2014 on Blogfinger–and updated.) Tri-X Collection.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

We recently ran a post regarding the Ocean Grove North End’s Strand movie house which no longer exists.  Some years ago I visited Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard where the Strand theatre there, a historic site, was still functioning. Oak Bluffs is where a camp meeting ground still exists on that island.  Judging from the Bruce Willis film, the photo is from 1997.

The Strand Theatre in Oak Bluffs  was built in the 1920’s and closed around 2010. After that it became a bicycle rental shop. But in 2015, the Martha’s Vineyard Theater Foundation raised money to reopen the Strand for movies.

Movies can seem so real and important, so the MV community made sure that their cinema was brought back to life.   Back when, we told our kids, “It’s only a movie.”  But the magic of movies draws you in.

Try to stay disengaged if you see “Captain Phillips” with Tom Hanks.

Seen any good movies lately ?  Tell us if you have. Comment below.

Oh, do sad movies make you cry?  Sue Thompson says, “Yes.”      See below.

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Eileen and Stephen. New York City. Undated. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Eileen and Stephen. New York City. Undated. Paul Goldfinger photo © Reposted from Blogfinger in 2015.

SOPHIE MILMAN:

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Fox hunt anyone? Taking this photo, behind me, is the grand Hudson River. © Can't recall the name of this place. Downton Abbey?

Paul Goldfinger ©  Fox hunt anyone?  This is the gilded age Mills Mansion in Staatsburg, NY . Looking for Maggie Smith?   Click to enlarge and rent a room  (Airbnb?)

 

Lookiing back down the hill is this view. Rhinebeck, NY. Paul Goldfinger photo © c.2013

Back down the hill is this view of the Hudson River in Staatsburg, NY.  Autumn.  Paul Goldfinger photo © c.2013     Click to enlarge.

RANI ARBO and DAISY MAYHEM

From the album Cocktail Swing

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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Kaufmann residence in 1935 for a family from Philadelphia.  It is a marvelous place to visit. Located in a woodsy location  in southwest Pennsylvania, it has recently undergone restoration. Read about it. See link below.

When we went there, there were many photographers. It is considered one of the most important works of American architecture. We learned that Wright designed all the furniture inside and he even wanted to design the clothes for the lady of the house.    Wikipedia on Falling Water

Falling Water. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © Click left for bigger view.

Fallingwater. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © Click left for bigger view. Reposted from 2013.

AL JOLSON.  He might as well be singing about Fallingwater in the morning. Butterflies, morning dew , buttercups and morning glories–they’re there too.

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Ocean Grove boards on Oct. 1, 2017: bikes and dogs allowed whenever. Dogs can also go on the beach.   A woman with blue hair—am I blue?    Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click image to enlarge the picture.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor @Blogfinger

Notice the sign. In big letters it says WARNING!!!  NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY.  Isn’t that enough warning for those who might consider swimming?  So why do we need 3 exclamation points?  We don’t need even one. There is a limit to how effective that sign will be.  Recently we heard from a surfer dude who wants red flags to be posted when the water is dangerous.   But maybe this sign is more than enough to try and discourage dopey daredevils.

And the sign says “No Diving!”  Is there any way  anyone could dive down at this beach.  I suppose someone might walk over to the pier and dive in, but if anyone is so inclined, the little message on the bottom of this sign is not likely to be influential. And besides, it’s all sand under there. Maybe the sign should also say, “Don’t stick your head in the sand!!!”

The lady with blue hair smiled at us as she went by, but she was moving fast, and we don’t know why she smiled or why she has blue hair in Ocean Grove.   This is a rare sighting here, but maybe she was going to Asbury to attend a meeting of the Blue Hair Society.

And the girl on the bike?  She was on the beach and came up to get her bike—seemingly caught between the seasons.

BARBARA ROSENE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS.  “Am I Blue?”

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Montmartre, Paris (A large hill on the right bank) By Paul Goldfinger ©

Montmartre, Paris (A large hill on the Right Bank) By Paul Goldfinger © Reposted from 2015.

GERRY MULLIGAN  “Home when shadows fall”

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