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Thanks Kong1911,I thought it was also Kangaroo meat.My mom would send me to the New York Blvd.Store for ham and sausages,back around 1946
THE PEOPLE OF QUEENS, AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER,NEVER REFER TO THEMSELVES AS QUEENSITES.WE IDENTIFIED WITH THE COMMUNITIES.SUCH AS CORONA,FLUSHING,BAYSIDE,GLENRIDGE,RICHMOND HILL,QUEENS VILLAGE HOLLIS EAST ELMHURST,WHITESTONE,JAMAICA,ECT. THE REST OF THE FIVE BOROUGHS REFER TO THE BOROUGH INSTEAD OF THE SECTION THEY LIVE IN.JUST ONE OF THE PERCULARITIES OF QUEENSITES.I THINK THIS ONE THE REASONS PEOPLE CONFUSE LONG ISLAND WITH QUEENS
The term PLAZA BOY OR BOYS was by no means a derogatory term if anything it was a term of endearment.
Doe’s anyone remember MERKEL’S MEATS located at New York Blvd.And Archer Ave.I think it closed in the late 50s
Warren, Warren, WARREN, what are you trying to intimate by referring to something that happend over twenty years ago. The Bronx is Safer than a lot of places in Surburbia. Do you agree?
Has anyone reported about the six hour Mother’s Day Show,that was given on Mother’s Day at the Paradise?
I,also have not received any e-mails
I remeber this theater as “THE WORLD 49TH STREET”.It was a porn movie house.I saw some of JENNIFER WELLES classics there in the seventies.
South Jamaica,had sections such as Cedar Manor,Dunton,Bricktown and Basiley Park.Also Jamaica Racetrack was on Basiley Blvd.So was Basiley Pond Park also Woodrow Wilson High School.All of this area was and still is South Jamaica.So saying that something is in Basiley Park and not Jamaica is like saying Shea Stadium is in Flushing and not Queens.
Supthin Blvd begins at Hillside Ave and goes due south to Rockaway Blvd where it ends. Meaning that it is only in Jamaica and South Jamaica. The address given above is definitely in South Jamaica.Richmond Hill is west of the Van Wyck (WIKE) Expressway.
The last time I attended the Alden was some time in the late 50s or early 60s I saw a stage show featuring the great swing trumpeter “HOT LIPS PAGE”.The rest of the program I don’t remember.Maybe Warren remembers the year that “HOT LIPS” appeared.
All of the old Jamaica theaters have pages at this site.
The actual line up on jamaica ave was “THE CARLTON” “VALENCIA” “ALDEN” “MERRICK” “JAMAICA"AND THE "SAVOY AND "THE HILLSIDE” ON SUPTHIN BLVD.To HeMan,yes i did go to the Malboe a few times and like you I called it the “Marlboro”.But later found out the true name
Heman,did you ever attend THE “PLAZA THEATER”? If so,how about some comments about it at its page at CINEMA TREASURES?
HeMan,I did not attend PS 160 but during the peroid from 1947-1951 I played a many strike out stickball games and softball games in the school yard.That was also the home of the softball team called The Pinegroves. They had great softball pitcher named Sublocki. We use to go to Callajuris for sandwiches after the games.
I attended this movie house back in the 40s and early 50s,usally on saturdays.It was a third or fourth circuit house.Movies were only there for three or four days.
Warren,did RKO have a Broadway Movie House for first run films?
I think that this movie house was actually in Jamaica.I beleive at that point on Merrick Blvd.the west side of the street was Jamaica and the east side St Albans.The Linden was on the west side.
The Capitol was indeed a beautiful theater. I remember seeing “ALEXANDER THE GREAT"there. staring Richard Burton and Fredric March.
The movie houses that I remember on fordham Rd. were the Grand,the Lido, the RKO Fordham, and the Valentine,which was a Skouras circuit theater.
JJL,I remember the ST ALBANS it was on Linden blvd.But where was the LAURELTON,located?
Wow, I would have sworn that most of the people that attended the theaters on Jamaica Ave were from Jamaica.Because these theaters were considered neighborhood theaters.Especially during the war when we had air raid drills at any given time at night.All of the movie houses on Jamaica Ave were pretty nice. You must remember,we are not talking about Broadway here.We Of SOUTH JAMAICA thought all of the theaters were nice and did not worry about the beauty of the inside of the theater.We would worry about getting in or getting there before the price of admission changed.But usally you could always get into the Valencia because of its size.
W"ell,JJL if you did’t go to the RKO ALDEN during the 1 940s these are some of the classics you missed seeing.“NIGHT AND DAY” “OBJECTIVE BURMA” “TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT” “MILDRED PIERCE” “PASSAGE TO MARSEILLE” “SAN ANTONIO” “THE SPANISH MAIN” “SINBAD THE SAILOR” “DILLINGER” “THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE” “WONDER BOY” “CASABLANCA” ‘THE MALTESE FALCON"AND SOJNIA HEINE’S LAST MOVIE “IT’S A PLEASURE"These are just a few of the movies you missed by not attending the Alden during the 1940s.
Wow,say what,omigosh,baldergash,who are you kidding?At a time when the pay was barely a dollar a hour.The nerve of management to suggest such a thing. Surely a anti labor anti worker sign .
Just maybe,they restored the inside first,make some cash then restore the outside. How about that?. Rome was not restored in one day either. GIVE THEM A CHANCE