Philly’s Janet Gaynor: The First Star of “A Star is Born”.

Janet Gaynor was born in Philly’s Germantown neighborhood in 1906. She was the first star in a succession of “A Star is Born” films. Ms. Gaynor was first to win the “Best Actress” Academy Award in 1928. She became a painter of beautiful “still lifes” in her later years.


A Philly Dog in a Philly Roll

The Freihofer Bakery and Levis Hotdogs combine forces in this  “Lost Philadelphia” podcast.

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The Freihofer Bakery was part of a vast industrial complex near North Philly’s Shibe Park.


A South Philly tradition at 507. S. 6th Street.



The second  home of the classic Levis Sign above the old North Star Bar in Brewerytown. Today see it at  Philly’s Neon Museum.