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10/12/2020
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) - Everything's Alright

“Everything’s alright”… This day in 1971: "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater for 711 performances!

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classical opera - Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 Version)

Fancy! Fire Island’s 1858 lighthouse boasted a Fresnel Lens, which was a huge technological upgrade over the prior light...
10/12/2020

Fancy! Fire Island’s 1858 lighthouse boasted a Fresnel Lens, which was a huge technological upgrade over the prior lighting system. Made of brass and glass prisms, its light could be seen for 21 nautical miles! Stop by this historic spot, and learn more on the way on TTT: http://bit.ly/1zkbMqy

10/11/2020
70's snl original cast

This day in History, 1975...The "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" burst onto the late-night scene when SNL made its debut from the NBC studios!

Original cast members of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Copyright skits belong to nbc . Music from Gyft copyright music belongs to gyft

Did someone say tea? Southampton is the oldest English settlement in New York State, dating all the way back to 1640.  A...
10/11/2020

Did someone say tea? Southampton is the oldest English settlement in New York State, dating all the way back to 1640. And thanks to the Southampton Historical Museum, many of the place’s early treasures are preserved for all to see. On your way, learn more on TTT!—http://bit.ly/1jYp0oA

Looking sharp! This day in 1886: The 1st dinner jacket was worn to an autumn ball in Tuxedo Park (Orange County), New Yo...
10/11/2020

Looking sharp! This day in 1886: The 1st dinner jacket was worn to an autumn ball in Tuxedo Park (Orange County), New York. This image is from 1902.

Tom Watson: “A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind.”  And the Shelter Island Country Club is jus...
10/10/2020

Tom Watson: “A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind.” And the Shelter Island Country Club is just such a course. Learn more about this long-enduring, classic course on TTT: http://bit.ly/XAcdyX

10/09/2020
Larry Karaszewski on THE ICEMAN COMETH

Brr! This day in 1946: Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh," set in NYC, premieres at Martin Beck Theatre for 136 performances. A 1973 movie version starred Lee Martin.

But wait! There's more! TFH has a podcast! It's THE MOVIES THAT MADE ME, where you can join Oscar-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson and his, ummm, "co-host" ...

10/09/2020
Miriam Hopkins Tribute

TTT remembers actress Miriam Hopkins who passed this day in NYC in 1972; her first big success was in the film “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

I will never forget what she left behind. This is for her.

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC-born musician Sean Lennon!
10/09/2020

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC-born musician Sean Lennon!

“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New ...
10/08/2020

“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests.” -Walter Kirn

10/08/2020
Ghostbusters Fridge

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC-born actress Sigourney Weaver!

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10/08/2020
Sugar Babies on the Tonys

Milk Duds with that? This day in 1979: "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater for 1,200+ performances! Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney starred.

10/08/2020

The home team wins! This day in 1933: The New York Giants beat the Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in the 30th World Series!

What a beaut!  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was established in 1910 and has been delighting visitors ever since.  From Th...
10/07/2020

What a beaut! The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was established in 1910 and has been delighting visitors ever since. From The Japanese Hill & Pond Garden, to The Lilly Pool and The Children’s Garden, there’s something for everyone! Learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/19n2Thv

10/07/2020
Cats 1982 MUSICAL

Memory! This day in 1982: "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater for 7,400+ performances! It won the Tony for Best Musical.

Cats is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It introduced the song standard "Memory". Cats first open...

ThuHHH Yankess win! This day in 1947: The Yankees beat the Dodgers, 4 games to 3, in the 44th World Series!
10/07/2020

ThuHHH Yankess win! This day in 1947: The Yankees beat the Dodgers, 4 games to 3, in the 44th World Series!

“Women come to New York for the two L's: Labels and Love.” –Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, in “Sex and the Cit...
10/06/2020

“Women come to New York for the two L's: Labels and Love.” –Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, in “Sex and the City”

Checkmate! This day in 1857: The American Chess Association organized the first major U.S. chess tournament, in NYC.
10/06/2020

Checkmate! This day in 1857: The American Chess Association organized the first major U.S. chess tournament, in NYC.

This day in 1785: The cornerstone is laid for St. Peter's Church at Barclay and Church Streets.
10/06/2020

This day in 1785: The cornerstone is laid for St. Peter's Church at Barclay and Church Streets.

“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all t...
10/05/2020

“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fore! Nestled between Long Island's North and South Forks is an 8,000-acre land mass called Shelter Island, which just s...
10/05/2020

Fore! Nestled between Long Island's North and South Forks is an 8,000-acre land mass called Shelter Island, which just so happens to be a great place to play a round of golf. The Shelter Island Country Club is a long-enduring, picturesque course. Learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/XAcdyX

Have you stopped by the BHS lately?  Housed in a stately building, the Society has been preserving Brooklyn’s unique his...
10/05/2020

Have you stopped by the BHS lately? Housed in a stately building, the Society has been preserving Brooklyn’s unique history for more than 150 years! On your way over, learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/19F8JZu

“Thought I'd seen some ups and down 'Till I come into New York townPeople going down to the groundBuilding going up to t...
10/04/2020

“Thought I'd seen some ups and down
'Till I come into New York town
People going down to the ground
Building going up to the sky.” - Bob Dylan

This day in 1924: The New York Giants become the 1st team to appear in four consecutive World Series!
10/04/2020

This day in 1924: The New York Giants become the 1st team to appear in four consecutive World Series!

“Then the carousel started, and I watched her go round and round...” -Holden Caulfield/J.D. Salinger Learn about the lon...
10/04/2020

“Then the carousel started, and I watched her go round and round...” -Holden Caulfield/J.D. Salinger
Learn about the long history of the Central Park carousel on TTT, then stop on by!— http://bit.ly/QB6u7o

10/03/2020
Jeanne Eagels - The Letter (1929) - I Still Love the Man I Killed!

TTT remembers Actress Jeanne Eagels who passed this day in NYC in 1929; she was a Ziegfeld girl who went on to star on Broadway and in film.

This is one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema. Jeanne Eagels died shortly after this film was made, receiving a post-humus Oscar nominati...

Wine not?  The North Fork of Long Island is a great place for a day trip, offering a mix of history, beautiful scenery, ...
10/03/2020

Wine not? The North Fork of Long Island is a great place for a day trip, offering a mix of history, beautiful scenery, and wineries! Learn more before you go, on TTT: http://bit.ly/17KuXwZ

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