THE WALDORF BLOG

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    • Advertisement for Magician Dr. Sydney Ross. (photo credit: Steve Cohen, Chamber Magic)
      The Magical History of the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Erin Allsop on July 25, 2014

      The Waldorf Astoria is a magical place, not only because of its rich and fascinating history as a Manhattan landmark, but also because it was the chosen venue for many famous magicians over the years. [...]

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    • The booklet for Steve Cohen's "Chamber Magic" show, signed to Melissa, our Social Media Manager at the Waldorf Astoria.
      A Night of “Chamber Magic” at the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Melissa Howard on July 22, 2014

      Magic inspires. We all can become childlike in the wonder we exclaim when met with what seemingly is true magic.  Today’s blog marries the inspirational environment that is the Waldorf Astoria, and our legacy of [...]

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    • Tiziana Serreta and Oswaldo Kantule show in the Waldorf Towers admiring the artwork that Oswaldo created for a surprise project. Oswaldo is the great grandson of Chief Nele Kantule
      The Story of the Panama Canal
      Posted by Erin Allsop on June 20, 2014

      The Waldorf Astoria played a central role as the backdrop to the development of a country and a canal integral to the development of commerce for much of the Americas. Today’s vignette highlights our role [...]

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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 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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