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URBAN EYE: NYCs Vanishing Landmarks: 1995 Video Time Capsule with Jerry Rio – YouTube

NYC Vanishing Landmarks: A 1995 video time capsule – The Urban Eye pt. 1

NYC Vanishing Landmarks: A 1995 video time capsule- The Urban Eye pt. 2

Documentary about the changing urban backdrop of New York City from the 1960′s to the 1990′s. Sleazy 70′s footage and more. Join your host Jerry Rio as he takes you on a nostalgic tour as he explores the disappearing icons of this metropolis and find out what New Yorkers think about unchecked development and the corporate homogenization that has altered and destroyed much of the uniqueness of the New York City landscape. - Uploaded on Dec 28, 2010 by THYRDEYE

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On Nostalgia – New York Times Online Mentions Fading Ad Blog – FAB!

J. David Goodman of the New York Times Online was kind enough to mention our blog today.

Another place where the city’s past continues to endure: the sides of buildings. Fading Ads tracks these in daily dispatches from our enduring landscape. Plus ça change … J. David Goodman

Here is my response to his article:

Gloria Steinem said on the Bill Maher Show that “nostalgia is a form of obstructionism.” Can we move forward without looking back? Some do very easily- progress without looking where they’ve been. Others need the past as a reference. Nonetheless, the old ways are surely fading and the new ways need a tutorial. The challenge is keeping oneself ahead of the learning curve. Thanks for the mention Mr. Goodman!

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Family Booterie Little League Team – Green Hills Homecoming – Nashville, TN

Family Booterie Little League Team - Chip Curley's Green Hills Homecoming Page

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“The Family Booterie store in Hillsboro village had a fluoroscope that would show your feet inside the shoes you were trying on.  I wonder how many cooked feet resulted from that particular commercial gimmick. I can still hear their ad…”Two for the price of one plus a dollar, two for the price of one plus a dollar…” followed in a few weeks by “table and rack (clap clap) it’s back.” – Nashville Links

Vincenzo Aiosa & Frank Jump – Chaco Canyon, NM

Chaco 1997 © Frank H. Jump

Chaco 1997 © Frank H. Jump

It's My Party – Laurelton 1965

March 12, 1965 © Frank H. Jump

March 12, 1965 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Who are all of these white children?

Johanna Fokkens – Maternal Grandmother – Amsterdam Rooftop

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s (central)

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s - (second from right bottom row)

The Ghosts of Christmas Past 1961 – 1966

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Frank & Harold Jump © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Willy Jump © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Willy Jump © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

behind fourteenth street i found

another capsule in time

undisturbed polaroid moment

wrought iron testaments

to rust and brick

enamel

snow

Polaroid Behind 14th Street – Originally posted at Fading Ad Campaign Website

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

cobwebs dangling from chevys

tangling in memory

unfixed polaroid

beehived momma

steer me home

return

silk

Cobwebs 7:1 – Originally posted on Fading Ad Campaign Website

1964/65 New York World’s Fair – Flushing Meadow Park, Queens

© Frank H. Jump

Harold H. Jump, Willy Broekveldt Jump & Me © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Me and my babysitter Gay in front of the Ford Pavilion © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Sinclair T-Rex in front of US Royal Tires © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Pony Ride © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Hawaiian Pavilion © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Fairway © Frank H. Jump

New_York_Worlds_Fairgrounds

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77 WABC – Harlem, NYC – taken August 1999

Fading Ad Campaign © Frank H. Jump

Fading Ad Campaign © Frank H. Jump

Ron Lundy, Harry Harrison Cousin Brucie- these were the most influential voices of my childhood. These men were the DJ’s of my era.

My fondest memories were those sunny days when mom said, “Pack up a pail and shovel, we’re goin’ to the beach. And don’t forget the transistor radio!”

The Sounds of Motown filled the salty air of the Rockaways. And the Beatles, Beach Boys, and all of those fabulous hits we now call classic oldies flew over the radio waves and floated above the surf. I can still hear the roar of the rollercoaster of Rockaway Playland.

Maybe I’m just getting old but they don’t make ‘em like that anymore. – Fading Ad Campaign 1999

Go Lesley Gore! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts – Bay Shore, LI – October 17, 2008

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Frank Jump & Vincenzo Aiosa with Lesley Gore - Bay Shore, LI - © Frank H. Jump

Last night at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, early pop icon Lesley Gore performed to a packed audience of swooning baby-boomers. Some of my earliest memories are listening to Gore’s anthems on my portable Victrola with my babysitter and her boyfriend – 45s and pizza-boxes strewn across the carpet- occasionally peeking out the window for my mom to come home so the boyfriend could sneak out.

Gore provided more than just nostalgia last night. At first I was concerned since all of her 12 major hit records total about 25 minutes. In the early 60s, song lengths averaged between one-and-a-half minutes to perhaps two minutes tops. Gore assembled an ecclectic playlist from some of her favorite songs of the era from Laura Nyro to John Lennon, Isaac Hayes to Anita O’Day, Motown to Sergio Mendes. Her vocal range remains intact and her performance packed a satisfying pop/jazz punch. Gore also sang some of her “classics” that have earned her the title of “proto-feminist” like “You Don’t Own Me” and her Academy Award Nominated song from the film Fame, “Out Here On My Own.”

Vintage film of Gore’s live TV performance of You Don’t Own Me.

Gore officially came out of the closet in 2005 but her sexual orientation was well known by many in the industry and the LGBT community.

From Wikipedia: Gore provided musical aid for the 1996 film Grace of My Heart,

which featured a character (played by Bridget Fonda) whose struggles over her sexual orientation were similar to Gore’s. Beginning in 2004, Gore could be seen hosting the PBS television series, In the Life, which focused on LGBT issues. Gore currently lives with her partner of more than 23 years.

All in all, it was a thrill to finally see Ms. Gore perform and to meet her after the concert where she warmly greeted her fans and autographed copies of her CDs that were for sale. Visit the link to her blog for more upcoming tour dates.

Publicity shot from Lesley Gore's Blog

Publicity shot from Lesley Gore's Blog