Philco Radio

First Grade and the Philco Radio

Here’s a little story about the love of Philco radios and the many radio programs from days long gone. In the first grade, I had trouble understanding what this school stuff was all about. Sylvia Gardner was the star of the class. She was always the first to shoot up her hands with the right…

Thirties Movies

Movies of the Thirties: Film History

In the thirties, the most fun was going to the movies. We were lucky to have sound — which just came in a few years before — and it made everything seem real. One of our first movies was “Public Enemy” starring James Cagney, who smashed a grapefruit on his girlfriend’s face. Then came Johnny…

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