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underthecity
02-12-2006, 07:12 PM
Title: Stepping Out in Cincinnati
Author: Allen J. Singer
Publication Date: December, 2005
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Format: trade paperback
ISBN: 0738534323
Price: $19.99
Long before folks had a television set and radio in every room, they sought entertainment by stepping out for a night on the town. The choices around Cincinnati were nearly limitless: live theater at the Cox; spectacular musicals at the Shubert; hotels featuring fine dining and dance orchestras; talking pictures at everyone’s favorite movie palace—the Albee; burlesque and vaudeville shows at the Empress Theater on Vine Street; and gambling casinos were just a short drive across the river in Newport. All of the major entertainment venues in the Queen City during the first half of the 20th century are explored in Stepping out in Cincinnati. From saloons to ornate movie palaces and from the Cotton Club to the Capitol, you join those pleasure seekers, getting a real sense of what they saw: wonderful events and their countless images—the things of which fond memories were made. Today, those memories have faded and virtually all of the once-glittering showplaces have been bulldozed into history. But within these pages, we get to experience first hand what it was like to be there. Unique among the many photographs featuring unforgettable movie houses and nightclub orchestras are never-before-published images of actual live vaudeville performances onstage at the Shubert, plus rare, clandestine pictures snapped inside the casinos in Newport. Also revealed are the locations of the better-known speakeasies during Prohibition; where the best halls to dance to live orchestras were; what the earliest movie houses were like; and what black Cincinnatians did for entertainment.
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underthecity
02-13-2006, 10:12 PM
Title: Cincinnati on the Go
Author: Allen J. Singer
Publication Date: October, 2004
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Format: trade paperback
ISBN: 0738533378
Price: $19.99
Cincinnati on the Go explores the various modes of transportation that helped people get around in the first half of the 20th century, providing a unique view of the Queen City through the eyes of her everyday commuters. This volume features historic images of river transportation, street railways, city buses, steam railroads, the first automobiles, and wonderful, rare street scenes. Author Allen J. Singer expands on the transportation photographs in the previously released The Cincinnati Subway, inviting the reader up and out of the abandoned subway tunnels and on a visual tour through the historic streets of the Queen City on her riverboats, streetcars, cable cars, railroads, interurbans, and buses. This is also an excellent resource for the student researching mass transit.
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underthecity
02-13-2006, 10:13 PM
Title: The Cincinnati Subway
Author: Allen J. Singer
Publication Date: May, 2003
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Format: trade paperback
ISBN: 0738523143
Price: $19.99
Cincinnati emerged from a tumultuous 19th century as a growing metropolis committed to city planning. The most ambitious plan of the early twentieth century, the Cincinnati Subway, was doomed to failure. Construction began in 1920 and ended in 1927 when the money had run out. Today, two miles of empty subway tunnels still lie beneath Cincinnati, waiting to be used. The Cincinnati Subway tells the whole story, from the turbulent times in the 1880s to the ultimate failure of Cincinnati's famous White Elephant. Along the way, the reader will experience what was happening in Cincinnati during the growth of the subway from the Courthouse Riots in 1884 to life in the Queen City during World War II.
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underthecity
02-11-2010, 08:52 PM
Title: Beverly Hills Country Club
Author: Earl W. Clark, Allen J. Singer
Publication Date: January, 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Format: Trade paperback
ISBN: 0738566195
Price: $21.99

In 1977, at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, 165 people died in a tragic fire. Covered by news outlets across the country, many still associate tragedy with this popular entertainment destination. The club's legacy, however, stretches back to the 1950s, when it was known as the Beverly Hills Country Club. Folks from across the nation came here to see the best shows in town and to gamble in the casino. Considered the finest nightclub in the Cincinnati area, it showcased lavish entertainment at a time when television and rock and roll were still in their infancy. Beverly Hills presented all of the day's top entertainers: Liberace, Milton Berle, Carol Channing, Mel Torme, Jimmy Durante, Tony Bennett, and a galaxy of other world-famous headliners. This book reveals a host of those wonderful and diverse performers as they prepare backstage for their shows, chat with musicians, and strike poses for the camera. Featuring photographs taken by Earl W. Clark, who played saxophone in the Beverly Hills house band from 1951 to 1962, Images of America: Beverly Hills Country Club includes hundreds of the talented artists who graced the stage, as well as the crowds who saw them perform.

About the Author

Allen J. Singer is the author of three Arcadia Publishing books and lives in Covington, Kentucky. As a writer and historian, Singer teamed up with Earl W. Clark to compile this rare and captivating collection.

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