Inspired by HBO's new series 'Boardwalk Empire,' acweekly.com presents a multi-episode web video series on Atlantic City's history from the Boardwalk and Nucky Johnson to the entertainment and the African-American Experience.
Each Friday acweekly.com presents a new episode in the "Atlantic City History: Conversations & Storytelling" web video series, inspired by HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" series, and featuring the conversations on six selected topics between Atlantic City historians Vicki Gold Levi, All "Boo" Pergament, Pinky Kravitz, Ralph Hunter, Jim Waltzer and Israel Posner.
The episode themes — which are each broken into two parts — include stories about the Atlantic City Boardwalk, the African-American Experience, Entertainment and Nightlife, Sports in Atlantic City, Gambling (Legal or Otherwise) and Nucky Johnson.
As of Nov. 1, 2011 five episodes are ready to watch, including an "Intro" video featuring esteemed local historian and collector Allen "Boo" Pergament, which is "Episode 1." (Click here to watch video)
You can watch all the videos as well as read interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, hear music from the 1920s era and see photos from the Atlantic City premiere parties on our Boardwalk Empire Notes page.
"Episode 2" begins the two-part series on the man behind HBO's fictional "Nucky Thompson" — Nucky Johnson.
"Episode 3" features "Nucky Johnson, PT Two," the conclusion of the discussion about Nucky Johnson.
"Episode 4" begins the two-part series on "The African-American Experience."
"Episode 5" concludes the discussion with "The African-American Experience, PT Two.
"Episode 6" begins the two-part conversation on the history of nightlife and entertainment in the resort. Vicki Gold Levi leads the discussion.
"Episode 7" concludes the two-part conversation on the history of nightlife and entertainment in the resort.
"Episode 8" begins the fascinating two-part discussion on the wild history of sporting events in Atlantic City.
"Episode 9" features continuation of sports discussion, then veers into stories about Camp Boardwalk during World War II.
"Episode 10" features the panel telling stories about the history of Atlantic City's Boardwalk.
"Episode 11" features panel talking further about the history of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Lawrence was born in Atlantic City on Sept. 7, 1917, and though he mostly grew up in Harlem, New York, he always had an affinity for the place of his birth.
It was a great turnout and Ralph Hunter was in rare form last Saturday when the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey was honored with the U.S. Postal Service’s unveiling of the Rosa Parks commemorative stamp on the 100th anniversary of her birth.
The Atlantic City Experience could cost anywhere from $14 million to $51 million. Profits, however, could easily reach $300-400K per year by the third year with the city aiming for more non-gaming attractions in the future.
Many new programs have been put in place by the ACFPL since assuming management of the museum, the next of which is entitled “The Atlantic City Experience: The Night Clubs and the Northside.”
Right around the corner from my house and just a few blocks away, 10-20 women have been meeting and working on their quilts for more than 10 years.
From Nelson Johnson and the original book to the Grammy-winning soundtrack, interviews with the cast and executives of the HBO show set in Atlantic City and the real stories behind the drama series.
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On Tuesday, Feb. 22, groundbreaking will commence on the newest Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian’s 19th museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will occupy a five-acre site on Constitution Avenue between 14th and 15th streets N.W., between the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
With grandparents from South Carolina, I felt a strong connection to the people of this Lowcountry area of the eastern U.S. when I visited years ago on a Gullah-Geechee tour.
he two clubs planned a nine-game series and came up one short. Player-manager Joe Cronin, a future Hall of Famer and American League president, sent right-hander Rex Cecil to the mound to face the Yankees on March 29, and the winning Red Sox backed their second-year pitcher with a dozen runs in the opening exhibition game before a crowd of more than 5,000 at Bader Field.
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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Trivia In anticipation of the debut of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire — which is really something, trust us — we begin our ‘Boardwalk Empire Trivia’ contest. After reading the question below, leave your answer in the comments portion below. If you leave the correct answer on our Web site, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift certificate for a dinner at the legendary Fedeli’s Restaurant in Margate. OK, here’s the question (no cheating by looking up on Internet): How much money did Enoch “Nucky” Johnson alledgedly make each year off of Atlantic City’s “vice” industry in the 1920s? Daly, Sanford Swing for Kids’ Sake The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City...
While reading Daily Variety up at the Toronto International Film Festival, I noticed a front page review of Boardwalk Empire titled “Prohibitive Favorite.” The show biz bible, via writer Brian Lowry, expects Empire to be HBO’s next critical hit. To quote Variety, “There’s so much to savor about Boardwalk Empire, it’s hard to know where [...]
HBO has uploaded the approximately 14-minute behind-the-scenes documentary "The Making of Boardwalk Empire," which premiered...
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HBO’s Web site has a 56-second trailer of the upcoming Martin Scorsese directed Boardwalk Empire series, which is due to debut on the cable network in the fall of this year. If the local scenes don’t look familliar it’s because the scenes were shot in New York. Check it out.
The pilot of Boardwalk Empire, directed by Martin Scorsese based on Nelson Johnson’s book about Atlantic City in its floy-floy days as a bootleggers’ paradise, has been sold to HBO. The company has ordered 11 episodes of Boardwalk Empire, starring Steve Buscemi and Dabney Coleman. One of the other executive producers is Mark Wahlberg (Entourage), [...]
The next-to-last Webisode in this 13-part series, "Success in A.C." aka "Gambling (Legal or Otherwise)" featuring Stockton College's Israel Posner
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