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Old 02-06-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:17 AM
 
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Thanks, equinox.

Maynard could have been a great preacher.


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Old 02-06-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Thanks, equinox.

Maynard could have a great preacher.

He did have enormous personal charisma.

I often wondered what happened to his troubled son "Buzzy". He often made the news back in the day, and not in a good way. Seems that things turned out alright for him.

https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news...t-black-mayor/
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Old Yesterday, 05:03 PM
 
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I find it unreal how many years this thread has been active and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of these memories. Here are a few if my GBNF, many if which have not been mentioned so far amazingly..

Hamilton Brothers gokarts.
Aristocraft boats.
Old Sarge army surplus on Buford Hwy.
Tony Romas ribs.
Cleves Country Kitchen.
Tubby and Lester's giant tootsie roll that I won on the show.
The entire area around Perimeter Mall being nothing but pasture surrounded by dense woods and dirt roads, then considered the "boonies".
The northern arc of 285 being built.
The stop and cop at Windsor Parkway and Osborne.
Drag racing all over the city.
Police with no helicopters and slower cars than mine. ��
Sub Base in Chamblee.
School mornings spent behind the 7/11 smoking weed before class.
$20 ounces.
The Blue Rhino bus.
Frisbee golf at Chastain Park.
Memories of the Wits End Club.
The world's longest escalator at Sid and Marty Kroft's.
The guy with the huge penis handing out the local small paper in midtown.
Club 112.
Ordering steaks off of the cart at 3 am at the Beef Cellar.
Lion Country Safari.
Real root beer floats at the A&W.
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Old Yesterday, 05:14 PM
 
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A couple of people mentioned the Wits End Club in their memories. My father, who passed away in 1976, was partners with Phil and Nancy in the club. As I was very young when he passed I have very little information about those times at the club and would love to hear any stories or memories that anyone would be so kind as to share with me.
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Old Today, 06:20 AM
 
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Photography related stuff:
Fotomats in parking lots.
There was a big photo developing lab just outside the perimeter on Buford Highway through the 90s, at least. I remember going in there and seeing pictures of a gory crime scene hanging up, maybe did work for Dekalb County Police?
And more recently Camera Doctor closed at North Decatur and Clairmont.
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Old Today, 07:35 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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A couple of people mentioned the Wits End Club in their memories. My father, who passed away in 1976, was partners with Phil and Nancy in the club. As I was very young when he passed I have very little information about those times at the club and would love to hear any stories or memories that anyone would be so kind as to share with me.
My parents were big fans of the Wit's End Players. Dick Van Dyke was a partner with Phil Erickson in the Merry Mutes troupe (yes, Dick Van Dyke was an Atlanta resident for a while) before Phil formed Wit's End.

https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/201...dick-van-dyke/

Other nightclubs that were popular back in the day:

Ruby Red's Warehouse - Every table had a bowl of unshelled peanuts on it; you ate the peanuts and threw the shells on the floor. New Orleans style jazz.

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Upstairs At Gene and Gabe's - A marvelous cabaret; people drove hundreds of miles for the Della's Diner revue.

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Old Today, 07:42 AM
 
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Upstairs At Gene and Gabe's - A marvelous cabaret; people drove hundreds of miles for the Della's Diner revue.

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This was my favorite entertainment spot in the city!
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Old Today, 03:40 PM
 
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This was my favorite entertainment spot in the city!
Same here! I lived right around the corner during its heyday.
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Old Today, 05:36 PM
 
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Same here! I lived right around the corner during its heyday.
Hard to think of G&G Upstairs without thinking of its resident diva, Libby Whittemore. She went on to open her own cabaret, Libby's (on Northside Pkwy) and is still out there kicking ass and taking names. She was a formidable Mama Rose in the Actor's Express production of Gypsy.

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...wscolumn5.html

https://www.eldredgeatl.com/2019/01/...by-whittemore/

I encountered her several times over the years, most notably when she was dining with actor/film critic Rex Reed at the Colonnade. Rex said, "I come from NYC to Atlanta for two reasons: to see my dear friend Libby and to get some decent Southern cooking."

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