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Miami Beach in the 1960’s …

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I posted a photo similar to this one earlier, but I looked at this negative and it looked a little sharper and clearer, so I just decided to post it again ( I have found some more negative strips taken in Miami during the 1950’s and have been working them up, so check back ) .  This is the FountainBleau Hotel in Miami Beach.   I think I can see Sammy, Dino and Frank in one of those windows looking out over the boulevard, maybe looking out for Meyer Lansky or one of his other men.   You can never be to sure back in the 1950’s … Las Vegas was still new and was not drawing the crowds that Miami was back then.  And besides, if the action was not happening here, you could just hop over to Havana and keep the party going.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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November 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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Televison Back in the 1950’s …

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Yes, kiddies this TV back in dark ages … And Yes, all we had back in the 50’s was three (3) channels.  No, we did not have cable back then and no, this color has not been taken out of these images.   That is my little toy sitting on top of the TV, not some  futuristic antennae.   That is Bob Hope on the screen, but I do not have a clue who the lady with him is or what show this is, either.  Below is another screen shot …

I do know that this is Bing Crosby and Bob Hope on some type of variety show.    This had to be around 1956-59 and  I am sure this was the first TV that my parents had ever purchased.  I have another photo of me sitting in front of this TV and I will find it and post it.  At this time we were living in a garage apartment on Cervantes between 13th and 14th Avenues.  In fact, the apartment is still there and I pass by it all the time.  Some day I might just have to stop by and see if they will let me stick my head in the door for old times sake.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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November 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Annie Get Your Gun …

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Back in the 1960’s,  the Pensacola High School Chorus used to stage musicals and they were really a production!  They were as good as what you saw on Broadway … at least I thought so and all of the thousands of people that would attend the two or three shows that they would put on.  These photos are from the production of ” Annie Get Your Gun “.  I do not know the year or who the leads were.   Here are several more photos from this production …

Notice how much detail went into creating all of the sets that were used in the play.  Since this was back in the 1960’s, I am sure that the shop classes would have had to construct all of the sets.  I am sure that they did not have the luxury of picking up a phone and renting what they needed to produce all of the sets and props that were needed to create the play.  Here are a few more showing the costumes and make-up being applied …

Everyone looks as if they are having a good time and the girls are very pretty.   As usual, I do not know who any of the people are … I will go through the old Annona yearbooks that I have laying around and see if I can find some information for everyone.  I know that I should have done that before I posted the photos, but I did not.  I have more negatives from some of the other plays that they put on, however they are not in the best shape and it is going to take me some time to get them ready to post.  I hope you enjoy this bit of nostalgia … thanks for looking and as usual all comments are appreciated … Frank

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November 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm

WSRE’s ” History of Baseball in Pensacola ” …

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This is an ad that I clipped from the WSRE site advertising the airing of the next “Baseball in Pensacola”.  I saw the first airing on November 8 and it was Part 1 of the history.  Part 2 is interviews with baseball players from Pensacola that went on to play in the majors and I missed that one.   So, I am not sure what the Friday November 23 show will be, but it will be a repeat of one of the two episodes or it might be both.  You will just have to tune in and see, but if you are a fan of baseball or a history buff of Pensacola, you will enjoy what you see.  Some of my father’s photos of the Pensacola Dons was used, as were some of his views of Pensacola from the 40′, 50’s and 60’s are scattered through the first episode.  I know that they will show it again and if you missed it now, I am sure that it will be re-broadcast in the future.  Plus, I am sure that copies of it will be for sale … just go to WSRE’s site here.  Thanks again for WSRE for thinking of me / my father.   Please check back later and thanks for looking … Frank

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November 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

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