Tuesday, February 3, 2009

When the moon hits your eye...


I have only slight memories of many things when I was young, so the past comes alive on film. The picture I have here is one I remember quite well since a kid - it was framed on a wall of our living room (42nd Ave, Bayside Queens) and family room in (East Hartford). It is my father (Ralph II) lounging alongside Dean martin and Jerry Lewis. I would guess about 1954, and in Atlantic City where my father was a reporter for the AC Press. Obviously it was staged, but the lowly reporter did have an audience with the hottest team in entertainment before their breakup in 1956. A unique photo this is. As the picture has aged, I sharpened added the sepia tone which adds to its aged authenticity. A view at a different era.

9 comments:

Bond said...

Cool Shot Ralph

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Your dad must of had an exciting life in order to meet the boys.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Ralph, hope you don't mind me featurin' this great Dinopix at the ol' ilovedinomartin Dinoblog...just clicks on my tagg to goes there....whata woulda I give to be able to say that my daddy-o hung with our Dino?!??!?
Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...

justin manas prince jaspher ligin said...

always i like to see the past memories... memorable photos

Gattina said...

phantastic ! what a nice souvenir !

maryt/theteach said...

Oh Ralph, I'm impressed! Great shot and why didn't you post this for
Sepia Scenes

Patti said...

Your dad had an interesting career Ralph!

Carletta said...

Oh my, how wonderful!
It might have been staged but how great it is. This is some treasure Ralph.
Sitting there your Dad must have been on cloud nine!

Catherine said...

UNIQUE, as you write ! It would have been exposed in my living room too.
This team reminds me my youth too.