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30-sec Trailer: Bohemia in the Tropics

This week’s schedule for Bohemia in the Tropics on Miami PBS WLRN CH-17 Mon. (Premiere), 8 p.m. Weds., 8 p.m. Thurs., 8:30 p.m. Advertisements

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Slideshow: Bohemia in the Tropics

Check out the Flickr Slideshow of archival images from Knockemdown Productions’ documentary Bohemia in the Tropics.

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Burton Holmes and the Invention of the Travelogue

A fascinating and little known character in American travel history, Burton Holmes (1870-1958) was a lecturer who may or may not have invented the term “travelogue.” The Chicago-born banker’s son certainly was one of the first practitioners of the craft, … Continue reading

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Archival Film Transports You Back To 1906

CBS’s 60 Minutes runs, unedited, an amazing 11-minute reel of film here, shot in San Francisco just days before the 1906 earthquake. I only wish there were natural sound rather than the swelling music. Here’s another edited copy of the … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Escape to Dreamland

Here’s a link to the slideshow that accompanies our documentary, “Escape to Dreamland.” It ran in The Miami Herald when Glenn Garvin reviewed us.

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Denizens of Bohemia: Tennessee Williams

Just heard John Waters talking to John Hockenberry on The Takeaway about Waters’ new book, “Role Models.” Waters named as early influences Johnny Mathis, Little Richard and Tennessee Williams, who he said went well beyond being a gay writer, and … Continue reading

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1930s-40s Color Photos from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Flickr site has an amazing set of more than 1,500 color photos from the late 1930s and early 1940s taken by FSA (Farm Security Administration) and OWI (Office of War Information) photographers, including Russell Lee, Marion … Continue reading

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Key West, 1935

I came across this photo while doing research for our new documentary, Key West: Bohemia in the Tropics. It’s a perfect depiction of the shotgun marriage between government and the arts that saved Key West during the Great Depression. That’s … Continue reading

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KnockemdownTV

I uploaded some short segments of “Escape to Dreamland” to our new YouTube channel, KnockemdownTV.

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Thanks, Tom!

Just back from another trip to Key West. Big thanks to Navy veteran Tom Hambright, the resident historian at the Monroe County Library, who put up with my constant requests, questions and general chatter for two days while I poured … Continue reading

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