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Classic Hollywood #34

Jayne Mansfield In A Revealing Pose – 1955 Later That Year, Jayne Is Photographed With Her Role Model, Marilyn Monroe This photograph of Jayne Mansfield in a sheer negligee top is not your standard cheesecake photo. And it’s not because … Continue reading

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Historic List Of Every Hotel In Manhattan In 1964

All The Hotels In Manhattan With Addresses and Telephone Numbers From 50 Years Ago From one of the best (and for some reason uncommon) guidebooks to New York City ever published, The New York Guidebook edited by John A. Kouwenhoven … Continue reading

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Times Square January 11, 1954 – Lots of Snow And Cold Weather

January 11-12, 1954 – Biggest Snowstorm In Five Years Hits New York 60 years ago, on Monday January 11, 1954 New York City got walloped with a 10 inch snowstorm with temperatures dipping down to 15 degrees. The storm continued … Continue reading

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New York’s Big Snowstorm Of 1948

December 19, 1948 – Times Square 8:53 pm On this day 63 years ago, 19.6 inches of snow blanketed the city.  Here is Times Square in the midst of this snowstorm with only a few pedestrians and cars visible. Because … Continue reading

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