Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Remember Pearl Harbor

 Eighty years ago today....

Plain Dealer, December 8, 1941.
The attack was really a radio story, films of the attack didn't circulate until a couple months later. The Telenews was a newsreel theatre, they played a number of newsreels and selected shorts in an hour long program. These places were where the news junkies of the war years would congregate. The Telenews also had a radio lounge where you could hear the latest news from the war fronts, or from around the corner. from the Plain Dealer, February 4, 1942.
War Bond booth, Roxy Theatre, New York, from Motion Picture Herald, December 26, 1942.
From Boxoffice, May 9, 1942.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Scranton Public Library

 The second floor of the library, from last month. This was the first time we'd been there since the renovations. I spent a lot of time up here when I was in grad school.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Lackawanna River

 Looking upstream from the Lackawanna Avenue Bridge in mid-October. St. Mary's Church can be seen in the distance.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Dime Bank Building

 The Dime Bank Building at the corner of Wyoming & Spruce. The building was originally built in 1891, with a couple of additions added over the years.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Jersey Central Freight Station

 The Jersey Central Freight Station on Lackawanna Avenue, from last month.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Reading 903

 Reading 903- 902 along with 2124 at Steamtown a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Playhouse Square

 An article celebrating the first steps towards saving Playhouse Square, fifty years ago today.

From the Plain Dealer, December 1, 1971. Note the misspelling of "Loew's."
Playhouse Square in the early 1970's was pretty much a ghost town once the office workers went home for the day. Few thought the theatres were worth saving, from the Plain Dealer, February 7, 1972.
Ray Shepardson leaning on the fireplace in the Palace main floor ladies room. From the Plain Dealer, March 19, 1972.