The lobby and entrance of the Fox Theatre Detroit – One of the Last Great Movie Palaces. Elvis Presley at the Fox Theatre Detroit. 1950s. Scott Martelle’s OP ED piece in today’s Los Angeles Times takes a look at the collapse of Detroit… asking the question whether or not the Motor City is the future of many American cities? The ... Read More »
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Cruise History: San Francisco Chronicle review of Duncan O’Brien’s “THE WHITE SHIPS: A TRIBUTE TO MATSON’S LUXURY LINERS”. When ad campaigns announced the “SS Lurline is Hawaii” and celebrities such as Elvis Presley sailed aboard Matson’s famed ships!
Duncan O’Brien’s “The White Ships: A Tribute to Matson’s Luxury Liners” is a wonderful accolade to the famous pioneer California steamship company and their cruise ships that lasted into the 1970s. Focusing on the elegant steamers Malolo, Mariposa, Monterey, Lurline and Matsonia. It’s not just the facts about some liners speed and dimensions. O’Brien’s book goes far beyond that. ... Read More »