Twistin (1-3-20)
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
On the night of December 7, 1961, Fire Prevention Chief Michael Horan was making a routine check in the Las Vegas nightclub on Harford Road when he discovered to his considerable discomfort that infractions of the city fire control were out of control. The dancers were dancing the Twist, a body shaking dance sweeping across the country - and on this night blocking the exit aisles of the Las Vegas club in Baltimore. He shut the club down only to see it re-open again - it's aisles jammed with dancers twisting again there was a reason for the way things were going for Chief Horan. This story expl ..read more
Visit website
A Hendler's Egg Nog New Year
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
In and through the 1960s, the word was out that hostesses of New Year ’s Day parties were serving egg nog that was the talk of the circuit. The secret: they had made their egg nog using Hendler’s egg-nog ice cream—the only egg nog ice cream in America made with pure rum. Those were the days. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
Visit website
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan 2021-03-12
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
In 1938, Baltimoreans crowded Dundalk Ave. and welcomed the American hero and aviator, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan. Baltimore Mayor, Howard W. Jackson, staged the event to promote the city and, in particular, Baltimore's hot steamed crabs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
Visit website
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan 2021-03-12
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
In 1938, Baltimoreans crowded Dundalk Ave. and welcomed the American hero and aviator, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan. Baltimore Mayor, Howard W. Jackson, staged the event to promote the city and, in particular, Baltimore's hot steamed crabs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
Visit website
Eli Hanover 2021-03-05
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
Eli Hanover was a grizzled, ex-boxer who ran a gym over the Jewel Box Night Club down on the old and now infamous Block in East Baltimore. He had a dream: to train the boxers who would make Baltimore America’s center for boxing. Fighttown Baltimore, he called the dream. But it never happened. The dream died with the dreamer.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
Visit website
Eli Hanover 2021-03-05
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
Eli Hanover was a grizzled, ex-boxer who ran a gym over the Jewel Box Night Club down on the old and now infamous Block in East Baltimore. He had a dream: to train the boxers who would make Baltimore America’s center for boxing. Fighttown Baltimore, he called the dream. But it never happened. The dream died with the dreamer.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
Visit website
Jump Rope
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
On the afternoon of September 5, 1961, in the pavilion in Patterson Park the Baltimore City Department of Recreation was staging that year's great Baltimore World Series of Jump Rope. But this year's contest was going to be different: boys a be allowed to compete in the traditionally all-girls contest. The reason the boys wanted in the contest was that they've been watching on television all of those boxers in training by jumping rope. The outcome of the contest was surprising and Pearl Williams, director of it, provided a surprising explanation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa ..read more
Visit website
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan 2021-03-12
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
In 1938, Baltimoreans crowded Dundalk Ave. and welcomed the American hero and aviator, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan. Baltimore Mayor, Howard W. Jackson, staged the event to promote the city and, in particular, Baltimore's hot steamed crabs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
Visit website
Jump Rope
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
On the afternoon of September 5, 1961, in the pavilion in Patterson Park the Baltimore City Department of Recreation was staging that year's great Baltimore World Series of Jump Rope. But this year's contest was going to be different: boys a be allowed to compete in the traditionally all-girls contest. The reason the boys wanted in the contest was that they've been watching on television all of those boxers in training by jumping rope. The outcome of the contest was surprising and Pearl Williams, director of it, provided a surprising explanation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa ..read more
Visit website
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan 2021-03-12
Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories
by WYPR Baltimore
2y ago
In 1938, Baltimoreans crowded Dundalk Ave. and welcomed the American hero and aviator, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan. Baltimore Mayor, Howard W. Jackson, staged the event to promote the city and, in particular, Baltimore's hot steamed crabs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
Visit website

Follow Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR