Archive by category History

The Old Jacksonville, Florida Veterans Memorial Coliseum, The Civic Auditorium, The Thunderbird Hotel

I’m pleased to present to you another History Jacksonville Special: A Tribute to the old Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Civic Auditorium (Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts), and the Thunderbird Motor Hotel, Lounge, and Conference Center in Arlington. I know you’re all going to love it ๐Ÿ™‚ Pictures span from the 1960s up to […]

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3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece

On March 5, I enjoyed filming 3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece-The Wilshire Professional Building which is still in operation. Enjoy a blend of historic and contemporary images. This show concludes my Wilshire and Western mini-series. Don’t forget to check out the proceeding shows about The Wiltern. The mini-series is part of my filming series […]

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Los Angeles’s Wiltern Theatre: A History

On March 5, I profiled the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles thru film and photography. This is the 2nd of 3 shows focusing on the art deco architecture and history Wilshire Blvd & Western Ave. In this show I merge historic images of the theatre as well as details about the beginnings and survival […]

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At Wilshire Blvd & Western Ave-An Architectural Profile of The Wiltern Theatre

On March 5, I profiled the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles thru film and photography. This is the 1st of 3 shows focusing on the art deco architecture and history Wilshire Blvd & Western Ave. Be sure to check out Show 2 which focuses on the history of the theatre.

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The Historic Los Angeles Union Station

On March 5, 2021, I filmed the interior of the Spanish Colonial Revival/Art Deco ticket lobby of The Historic Los Angeles Union Station. This film also includes photographs of the exterior of the station-built in 1939, and the Metro Hall murals and skylight. This was filmed on my March 4-6 vacation.

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Broadway- A Film & Retrospective of San Diego’s Busiest Thoroughfare – 1910-2021

San Diego’s Broadway- A Film & Historical Retrospective of San Diego’s Busiest Thoroughfare – 1910-2021 – Presented by George Farrar The film encompasses the following: -Broadway street life on February 21, 2021 including cars, trucks, buses, a trolley, and pedestrians from Eighth Avenue to the Pier. – A musical look at the architecture of The […]

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Jacksonville Drive-Ins of Yesteryear-The Midway, The Fox, The Playtime, and even more

On this episode of History Jacksonville, we look back on how cool it was to go to Drive Ins in Jacksonville back in the 1970’s and 1980’s. George reflects about fun times he had back then and profiles The Midway, The Fox, The Playtime…and even more.

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