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    • Mr. Rene Black in the Empire Room
      Mr. Rene Black
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 30, 2014

      The phrase “rich, full life” was tailor-made for Rene Black who, in his 83 years, had seemingly been everywhere, seen everything and known everyone who could claim to be anyone. From 1943 to 1954, Mr. [...]

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      The USS Enterprise
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 23, 2014

      Though Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start to the summer season, historically, it has always been a holiday which is dedicated to the veterans of our Armed Forces as a way to thank [...]

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    • The National Commercial Financial Conference illuminated by candle light.
      The Blackout Club
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 16, 2014

      At 5:23 PM on November 9, 1965, New York City, along with the rest of the Northeast, suffered from a “significant disruption in the supply of electricity” – better known as The Northeast Blackout. However, [...]

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    • Frank Sinatra performing in the Wedgwood Room, 1944.
      “Old Blue Eyes” at the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 9, 2014

      Many types of people have graced the halls and rooms of our glamorous hotel – princes, movie stars, famous singers and dancers – however, there is only one major figure that not only began his career in our [...]

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    • The 1933 Motor Show
      History of the Motorama
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 2, 2014

      The General Motors Motor Show (also known as the “Motorama”) was a national automobile show hosted by GM from 1931 to 1961 which began in New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Showcased in our Grand Ballroom, these automobile extravaganzas were designed to boost [...]

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    • The Senate Committee Deliberating, President Taft is seen to the left.
      The RMS Titanic
      Posted by Erin Allsop on April 16, 2014

      April 15, 2014 marks the 102nd anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and perhaps no other maritime disaster stirs our collective memory more than this event. On April 15, 1912, more than 1,500 passengers of [...]

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