It was my first job, at age sixteen, and Gregory Pecks film To Kill a Mockingbird was just released, but to this day it brings back the fondest memories of an era long gone.
He showed me pieces of jewelry and other items supposedly taken from imprisoned or killed American soldiers. My parents just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and i would love to get them a picture of our house as it is today. The address in the late seventies was 94-11 Hollis Court Blvd in Richmond Hill.
Amongst these was a class ring Richmond Hill High School Class of 65. If someone could email me the pic I would be more than happy to pay for you efforts. Two sory Dutch Colonial with Ionic columns, glassed in porch, fireplace. I believe it was owned by a woman who's last name was "Dooley" before my family bought it in the seventies.
And although The RKO Keiths has landmark status it is sad that it will never again be as it once was. Meredith Is there anyone who may assist me w/a digital camera?
I am, however, grateful and honored to have been part of such a most glorious point in time. While there I was introduced to a Viet Cong soldier who wanted to show off his "treasures" from the Viet Nam war. I also remember Miss Clark-Duff, Miss Mc Guirk, Mr. I used to live at 85-44 111th st between myrtle and 86th ave. I used to live in Richmond Hill and would appreciate info on my OLD HOUSE.
You knew this was a true Vaudeville house when you would see the dressing rooms with names on the doors from many of the states across America.
In the basement there were additional dressing rooms, one of which I had being Chief of Staff of the Ushers at that time.To this day there is nothing that could recreate that feeling of openness and opulence.I was told that, back in the Vaudeville days, the Keiths Grand Wurlitzer Pipe Organ would rise up to stage level with Bernie at the organ.It took all your strength to open the door to the room with the system on.My fondest memories of that point in time was when I had the honor of meeting Bob Hope and Lucille Ball, who made a stage appearance for their movie.I took ballet lessons at "JJ's Dance Studio" around the corner and attended PS 135.