Thursday, December 23, 2010

J. Farrell MacDonald makes Waterbury Hall of Fame!

I'm Back after being too long away....

My newest post is to note the recent election of Waterbury born actor -
J. Farrell MacDonald election to the Silas Bronson's Waterbury Hall of Fame.

Spent nearly 3 years researching his life via the internet, books and letters to many
a film library in California.

Below is a link to the J. Farrell MacDonald Scroll which contains much biographical

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Waterbury Matches of the Past - Part 2

Does anyone remember these fine dining establishments?????

Waterbury born baseball players

Waterbury Born Major League Baseball Players.....

China Inn -- Waterbury's first Chinese Restaurant???

Does everyone remember the China Inn??? Was this the Brass City's first Chinese Restaurant?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Waterbury Born Actors/Actresses

Jean Dixon

Born: Marie Jacques
Daughter of Waterbury Theater Owner/Impresario - Jean Jaques

Jean Dixon is on the Far Left. Man 2nd from right is Cary Grant.

J. Farrell MacDonald

J. Farrell MacDonald did over 300+ films. Besides Acting he was a director. He directed several of the early silent Wizard of OZ movies. Worked with and for Hal Roach. Played John Wayne's father in the early serial - Hurricane Express. Played the Bartender in Henry Fonda's film My Darling Clementine. One of his last roles was in the Superman TV Episode - The molemen.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

View of Bank Street - Early 1920's

Here's a early view of Bank Street, across the street from the Howland-Hughes
Store. Photo was created from a glass negative bought on Ebay last year.......
Notice that Bank Street at this time allowed 2 way travel. Cars could go South
or North.

The Adobe Hacienda Restaurant

Can anyone give us a date when this restaurant
was around??? With the Plaza phone number it
was at least the mid-1950's..

Was this one of Waterbury' s first mexican