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  1. This thread reminds me of my salad days - when...

    This thread reminds me of my salad days - when Rolling Stone magazine started featuring suggested portable stereo configurations in different price ranges. RS would show a photo layout of a pair of...
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    Happy New Year! Cocktail parties can be...

    Happy New Year! Cocktail parties can be revealing. Especially if the people one is conversing with are directly involved with projects that are near and dear to this forums collective heart. What...
  3. I miss the China Clipper restaurant now part of...

    I miss the China Clipper restaurant now part of the chard ruins on the SW corner of G.R. and Lasher. And I trumpet the decades long activities at the Redford Theater (one of my three movie theater...
  4. Too soon? Apparently so. Bad taste?...

    Too soon? Apparently so. Bad taste? Well...everything is ammunition for social media salvos in this current cultural atmosphere. 3 divisional wins in 58 years. One sterling all-world running back....
  5. All - this is a pretty entertaining view as well...

    All - this is a pretty entertaining view as well - autumn, 1950.

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  6. Is there enough foot traffic to support a...

    Is there enough foot traffic to support a multiplex on Bagley or anywhere downtown for that matter? And shouldn't another hotel or hotel/condo project go into the Tuller footprint? With a dramatic...
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    A business model for the UA? Back in 1953,...

    A business model for the UA?

    Back in 1953, the Music Hall Theater committed to a major retrofitting, so that they could book and present CINERAMA attractions exclusively. They were promised a...
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    Gistok, In deference to Miss Gloria Swanson's...

    Gistok,

    In deference to Miss Gloria Swanson's opening night radio broadcast to the audience in the brand spanking new UA theater on Bagley Ave., here is Miss Swanson standing amidst the rubble of...
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    IF (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling) IF I could...

    IF (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling) IF I could get my hands on the Fine Arts Theater on Woodward. IF I could restore the TeleNews theater to its 1940s design and then be able to afford to sit on...
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    FSD/Tigers Season 2019

    Dear Forum Correspondents, Regarding the current professional baseball season in Detroit and the TV broadcasts in particular, I have been waxing and waning about Matt Shephard and his host of...
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    Madison Theater marquee

    Perhaps those of you who actually live or work downtown can respond here. In an all too quick drive by last Sunday morning I thought I spied a refreshed marquee at the Madison. New paint, new lights....
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    As an adjunct to this thread, let me ask those of...

    As an adjunct to this thread, let me ask those of you who spend any time actually parking in the Opera House garage whether you have suffered from the corrosive drippings that land on vehicles parked...
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    Try, for the moment, to imagine a world where...

    Try, for the moment, to imagine a world where Detroit's WWII adult worker population getting off their shifts, and still too keyed up to go to sleep, might make it down to the Telenews to catch-up on...
  14. The flood gates of my once nimble mind are...

    The flood gates of my once nimble mind are trickling-out with remembrances of the early 60s, thanks to Daddeeo! I am wondering, for instance, whether Detroit's Olympic bid in 1963 for the 1968...
  15. DetroitSoldier - At ease! And thanks for your...

    DetroitSoldier - At ease! And thanks for your reconnaissance mission to lower GCP. Upon further observation of the photo above I must admit that I jumped the shark with regards to the appearance of...
  16. The Madison marquee looks great! Appears that...

    The Madison marquee looks great! Appears that someone has knocked the rust off and re-painted it (are there lights on it also?) And the inclusion of the Buddy's signage is quite appealing. Nice...
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    A magnetic figure. Valet to morally bankrupt U.S...

    A magnetic figure. Valet to morally bankrupt U.S Presidents. A Jesus-huckster. Sinclair Lewis would have exposed him if they had been contemporaries. Someone who was a contemporary of Graham's in...
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    And what about the VanTiem sisters? I will defend...

    And what about the VanTiem sisters? I will defend their honor till my last breath. Mary Beth VanTiem and I were classmates at SMR. I recall that she was a "service girl" when I was a safety patrol...
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    Great thread! While I don't have a lot of faith...

    Great thread! While I don't have a lot of faith in a viable economic future for movie theaters in general, an IMAX setting downtown (Park/Adams/G.R. area) or between Brush Park and Eastern Market...
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    Fr. Richard Kelly, (from the list above) was...

    Fr. Richard Kelly, (from the list above) was newly ordained in 1970 when he went to work at St. Mary of Redford. A handsome young guy with longer black hair. He wore sandals pretty much all the time....
  21. Metropolitan Detroit needs to "steal" industries...

    Metropolitan Detroit needs to "steal" industries from other parts of the country, now that the climate is turning California into a pile of cinders, and the rising Atlantic ocean must have those...
  22. On topic once again.... It's the romantic in me....

    On topic once again.... It's the romantic in me. I recall a photo of Bagley Ave. from many decades ago taken on a foggy evening, probably shot from Grand Circus Park, where the marquees of both the...
  23. Bagley Ave. Theater Reclamation, Renewal, Repurposing.

    Dear Forum Pontificators,

    While the Michigan Theater has - over time - become the film communities favorite parking deck, it's still just a hollowed out parking facility. Shame. And I fear the...
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    April 7, 2009.

    April 7, 2009.
  25. Thread: Black Tags

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    Black Tags

    There is more and more reporting on the lack of skilled trades people to fill all of the seemingly endless construction jobs in Metro Detroit, but is this truly a crisis? I am reminded of circa 1980...
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