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Old 03-18-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati tri-state area
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You know what is at "Where Paddock meets Vine at the Big Indian
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It was a car dealership, no? Which one? I remember going to the VOgue theater near there, alot! Great Saturday matinees! 7 cartoons and a Tarzan movie.[/quote]

That would be “Klein on Vine by the big Indian sign.” I remember someone who bought a used Edsil there, his first car, hopefully not his last.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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Does anyone remember Art Mehring the "Copter Cop"?....or him talking about flying over the Hopple St viaduct?......or the Gayety Burlesque?....or Ohio Tax Stamps?...or Around The World in 80 Days showing at the Albee Theatre for over two years?....or going over to buy cigarettes in Kentucky for less that $3.00 a carton?
My father talks about having ventured down to the Gayety in his younger days back in the late '60s. The OTR he describes from that period was much different from the one of more recent memory in the '80s and '90s when everything bottomed out entirely, and certainly nothing like today. He mentioned to me once that there were a number of saloons within a short distance of the Gayety. One in particular apparently was a house of ill-repute, but the trick (no pun intended) was to make it so that nothing was going on on the premises. Gentlemen would come in, select their pleasure, and they would leave the bar for one of several vans that would drive you around town while doing the deed!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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I also remember Art Mehring (wlwt), Will Warren (wkrc-Will with a way), Bob Shrieve (wcpo ?) and Peter Grant (wlwt), Stan Matlock (wkrc) great memories!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Jake Sweeney!! That's the name I remember associated with the sign. Now the sign will be doubly antique, since Pontiac itself will soon be in the "dust bin of history"

I use to have a summer job washing cars at Jake Sweeney Pontiac at Galbreath and Vine in Hartwell
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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Default Here's an oldie I forgot about


The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati - YouTube
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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LOL @ I must proffer to you a confession: I like movies that give me a fright.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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My father talks about having ventured down to the Gayety in his younger days back in the late '60s. The OTR he describes from that period was much different from the one of more recent memory in the '80s and '90s when everything bottomed out entirely, and certainly nothing like today...
Believe it or not, the Gayety Burlesque was on Vine where the library is today. (my HS buddies and I were some of its younger "clientele" back in the very early 60's) On a completely different note, the Capitol Theater ("Cinerama") stood next door at 7th & Vine. Both theaters were demolished in 1970.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Believe it or not, the Gayety Burlesque was on Vine where the library is today. (my HS buddies and I were some of its younger "clientele" back in the very early 60's) On a completely different note, the Capitol Theater ("Cinerama") stood next door at 7th & Vine. Both theaters were demolished in 1970.
That is true...it wasn't quite OTR, but I think the Old Man was referring to the area in general. Demographically, the north end of downtown and OTR was quite different than it was a few years later, although it was already economically depressed. Yet it seemed to have a vibrancy that had a certain appeal to some...not all. obviously,
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Believe it or not, the Gayety Burlesque was on Vine where the library is today. (my HS buddies and I were some of its younger "clientele" back in the very early 60's) On a completely different note, the Capitol Theater ("Cinerama") stood next door at 7th & Vine. Both theaters were demolished in 1970.
I was at the Gayety while in HS in the late 60's.

It was a wonderful mixture of nostalgia and sleaze. Especially notable was the Christmas Show which included the regular live performances but added a big screen presentation of what looked like some home movies from the '40's featuring families and Christmas trees and Lionel trains. Even to a High School kid it was kind of bizarre.

There was a big curtain in front of the stage which was pulled back when the likes of Ruby Rage, Sandy Sahara and the Lovely Miss Beverly made their appearance. It had the word Asbestos proudly written large on it and that made us feel good because we wouldn't have to worry about fires or anything like that. LOL
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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I definitely remember Art Mehring and his Eye in the Sky broadcasts. As you say there is a Mehring Way street by the stadiums, which is a testament to how much he was liked in Cincinnati.

The RKO Albee was truely a unique theater. But the rest of the chain in Cincinnati was also memorable, specifically the Palace, the Grand, and the Paramount. Going downtown to the movies on a weekend date back then was truely a memorable experience.
It may have been mentioned but the Cox and the Shubert were located I think around the 800 block of Walnut. They had live stage shows through the '50's.
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