Anatomy of a Flop: The 1958-1959 Edsel lost the Ford Motor Company one – quarter billion dollars. Design flaws and a faltering economy were the reasons.
1934’s most controversial motion picture was “Imitation of Life”. More than three quarters of a century later, Vida Moore recalled watching the film at the Avon, a segregated South Philadelphia movie theater. Mrs. Moore explored the impact of “Imitation of Life” on her life and view of the world.
Written by Alfred Joyce Kilmer. Interpreted by Paul Robeson. Filmed in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, PA. A Moviehouse Production.
A son remembers his father’s experience at Philly’s Midvale Steel During World War II. Midvale was an important component of America’s “Arsenal for Democracy”.
Our old Philadelphia telephone exchanges were strong reminders of places we called home. Today, phone numbers are monotonous, colorless strings of digits.
The Philadelphia Phillies participated in the first inter-continental sportscast via satellite on July 23, 1962 via “Telstar”. This sports moment was a part of a 22 minute dual CBS/NBC broadcast. The Charles DeGaulle – Johnny Callison telegram is a flight of fantasy.
Ace Eagles running back Steve Van Buren almost didn’t make it to the ballpark.
Mary Tyler Moore started her brilliant TV career in a series of 1956 Hotpoint appliance television commercials.