A multi-part video series on Atlantic City's rich history in relation to HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Learn about the stories behind several facets of the resort's history such as the real Nucky Johnson, the African-American Experience, the Boardwalk, Sports, Entertainment, and more.
In the ninth episode of this multi-part series, a distinguished panel of Atlantic City historians and authors continue to discuss the history of sporting events in Atlantic City until the conversation turns to Camp Boardwalk, when the U.S. military took over AC's famed Boardwalk Hall during WWII.
The "Conversations & Storytelling" event, featuring a panel discussion on Atlantic City's vibrant history in relation to the HBO show Boardwalk Empire, was held at Caesars Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, and was followed by a viewing party of the debut episode of the HBO drama series, based on Prohibition era Atlantic City. The event was presented by Atlantic City Weekly and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) in cooperation with the Carnegie Library Center of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah's Entertainment; the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism; and the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
The panelists included Ralph Hunter, Pinky Kravitz, Allen "Boo" Pergament, Vicki Gold Levi, Jim Waltzer and Izzy Posner. Jeff Schwachter is the moderator.
"You know what's great about drama? You can make shit up."
The procession of guests arriving at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City in mid-June 1944 resembled an early gathering of the United Nations, a year before the organization was officially founded.
If there is one thing I love, it’s winning — whether it’s board games, competition at work or whatever, it’s always fun to win. Eight years ago, my husband and I won our wedding through the Mike & Diane Morning Show on 95.1 WAYV. That was probably my biggest personal win, however, a great feat is when you’re able to win something for an admirable cause and get people rooting for you, voting for you online, and cheering you on to victory. Well, that is the situation Terry Dougherty, a third-grade teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School in Galloway Township, finds herself in...
May is a bittersweet month for my grandfather, Albert Perdeck. He looks forward to celebrating Mother’s Day with his beautiful wife of 61 years, as well as his wonderful daughter and all of his grandchildren. It’s a time for celebration and as they say in Yiddish, Nachas. This year my husband and I hosted Mother’s Day in our home with a nice meal that everyone is still raving about. (Yes, I cooked, and it was awesome.) All was good, but deep down it’s also a sad time for my grandfather because on May 11, 1945, he was almost killed when two Japanese Kamikazes hit his Navy Aircraft Carrier ship, the USS Bunker Hill, in Okinawa, Japan. Before both Kamikazes...
An authentic, Prohibition-era atmosphere will be replicated Saturday night, reminiscent of the time when Nucky Johnson ruled Atlantic City and Al Capone’s reign over the underworld was in its infancy. Those in attendance are encouraged to dress the part ....
Exploring the 1920s in Atlantic City