“Forgotten Hollywood”- An American in New York…

Posted on March 16, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments


Manny P. here…

reelabilities logo   After spending treasured time with friends of the ReelAbilities Film Festival at the Jerome Park Library in the Bronx, my sister Virginia, my dear friend Rich Hogan (below), and I drove past Yankee Stadium and the Cotton Club in Harlem. Later in the afternoon, we went back to Time Square, where the famed ball drops to bring in each new year.

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   While in Time Square, we walked around and soaked in the sights and sounds of the famed landmark street. The three of us had dinner at Sardi’s Restaurant, an eatery that was notably mentioned in a tune from the recent Mel Brooks Broadway show, The Producers. We were surrounded by photos of every famous person that has visited Sardi’s.

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20160315_183722   My sister and I then went to our very first Broadway show at the historic Palace Theatre; the well choreographed An American in Paris. The production was based on the 1951 Oscar-winning musical that starred Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant. The music was composed by the iconic George and Ira Gershwin. This experience matches a previous time that I saw a stage production along London’s West End. Tomorrow, we attend to visit another live stage show, at the Jerry Orbach Theatre; the longest running production in Broadway history, The Fantasticks.

   The finale of the evening will include an opportunity to visit the historic Mid-Manhattan Library, where I’ll be delivering a Forgotten Hollywood presentation and book-signing. I’m expecting many folks who have traveled from all over the world to enjoy this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival.

   This New York experience has been quite rousing… S’Wonderful!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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