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Newark Luxe: 1944

Newark Luxe: 1944

March 21, 1944. "Newark Athletic Club, Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey. Long shot of lobby. Morris Lapidus, architect." With a nice selection of 25-cent Pocket Books. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.


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Fast Company

Written in 1937 by Harry Kurnitz (1908-1968), published under the name Marco Page, and made into a movie in 1938 starring Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice.

The Judas Window

Written by John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), published in 1938 under the name Carter Dickson, a locked room mystery novel featuring detective Sir Henry Merrivale.

Working Ghost

Looks like a resident ghost at work behind the counter back left, behind the Pocket Book display.

Interesting Contrast

The bland and blonde 1944 furniture with the intricately beautiful interior and lighting fixtures of an obviously 1920's or earlier building.

Newark Ex-Luxe

After becoming the Military Park Hotel and then going into a long period of decline, the building was demolished in 1993 to make way for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The view below, which may have been the same lobby, was taken sometime before it was imploded.

Assignment In Brittany!

I had that one. By Helen MacInnes. Have read it every few years since.

Paperback Library

"Crime of Violence" looks interesting.

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