Hey folks, it’s not too late to attend the very last Friends of Old Time Radio convention in Newark – indeed, some of the most enjoyable panels and live performances are slated for this Friday afternoon and evening, including “Radio Goes to War”, plus an episode of “Gunsmoke” – and much more tomorrow, when the panels and live performances start at 9 AM. One day’s entrance is just $25 at the door – a steal! – read the full schedule here!
From New York City, it’s a snap to get here even without a car – from NYC’s Penn Station, take either a NJTransit Northeast Corridor or a North Jersey Coast train to the Newark Airport Rail station, about $12.50 one-way regular, $8.75 for seniors, kids and disabled. At Newark Airport station, cross over to the AirTrain station (takes just a few minutes). Your NJ Transit ticket includes a $5.50 fare on the AirTrain, running every 2-7 minutes to the P4 station. From P4, head downstairs where the hotel shuttles run, including to the host hotel, Ramada Plaza (whose shuttles run all night) – rooms may still be available, call for more information.
And if you can’ t make it, be sure to tune in to YesterdayUSA’s live coverage, simulcasting all the panels.
Well, the major networks have now released the second of two series aimed at seizing Mad Men’s thunder. Pan Am, premiering tonight, appears very highly lit and very clean; as with the Playboy Club, you can certainly see what a major network budget can pay for. But if you want to see true, old school airline glamour, check out over 100 photos we took at the gorgeous 1940 Air Terminal Museum, including of traditional uniforms, posters and giveaways from Pan Am, Eastern and other airlines.
The Air Terminal Museum is an amazing architectural gem, done in the Art Deco style, which is being painstakingly refitted by volunteers – and there are plenty of photos to show you!