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  • Thursday, April 22, 1943 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore throws out the first pitch of the season as Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodger President; Mel Ott, New York Giants Manager; and Leo Durocher, Brooklyn Dodger Manager look on. Durocher's Dodgers were triumphant 5-2 en route to an 81-72 third place finish. (Corbis)

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    • Tuesday, April 18, 1939 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: Part of the 25,000 plus in attendance at the Brooklyn Dodgers' opening game are shown as they cheer the beginning of the Leo Durocher era. Unfortunately the hated NewYork Giants spoiled Leo's debut 7-3. (Corbis)

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      • Thursday, April 13, 1944 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: Dodger Coach Charlie Dressen gets better than a front row seat when Frank Sinatra, idol of the Bobby Soxers, comes to Ebbets Field! (Corbis)

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        • Originally posted by Brownie31
          Thursday, April 13, 1944 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: Dodger Coach Charlie Dressen gets better than a front row seat when Frank Sinatra, idol of the Bobby Soxers, comes to Ebbets Field! (Corbis)

          Brownie31

          Someone I knew a long time ago showed me this photo (also a long time ago) because he claimed I was in it. That happens to be true (no self-promotion; just straight reporting). My memory of the event flickers from dim to virtually non-existent. I was told that the smiling lass over Frank's left shoulder is Angela Lansbury, and that the somewhat older female near the left border of the picture is Hilda Chester. Also, that it is not Hilda's bra (or someone else's) perched upon her head.

          Any opinions on these matters will be welcomed by me. Any further identifications will also be graciously received. I did ask Dressen about this once, but his recollections were almost as bad then as mine are now. Frank was not responsive, aside from telling his retinue to get rid of me.

          No questions, please. Just answers.
          Last edited by jaykay; 03-08-2007, 11:08 AM.
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          • Could that be Tommy Brown to Frankie's left and slightly behind him? It looks like him.

            I do believe you could be right, jaykay, regarding Angela Lansbury and Hilda. Keep in mind that Angela would have been very young in 1944.

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            • My dad was in the U. S. Navy during World War II and he saw Angela Lansbury in a USO show. She also starred in the film version of The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1945. So it could well be her.

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              • Originally posted by jaykay
                Someone I knew a long time ago showed me this photo (also a long time ago) because he claimed I was in it. That happens to be true (no self-promotion; just straight reporting). My memory of the event flickers from dim to virtually non-existent. I was told that the smiling lass over Frank's left shoulder is Angela Lansbury, and that the somewhat older female near the left border of the picture is Hilda Chester. Also, that it is not Hilda's bra (or someone else's) perched upon her head.

                Any opinions on these matters will be welcomed by me. Any further identifications will also be graciously received. I did ask Dressen about this once, but his recollections were almost as bad then as mine are now. Frank was not responsive, aside from telling his retinue to get rid of me.

                No questions, please. Just answers.
                So if you were/are in this photo, which person are you?

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                • If it helps with IDing people, here is another Corbis photo from the same day.

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                  • I think he was the dish in the black skirt. It was a confusing time for everybody.
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                    • Sunday, April 27, 1930 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: Interesting angled shot of fans thronging into Ebbets Field to watch Uncle Wilbert Robinson'sBrooklyn Robins take on the hate New York Giants of John McGraw. Unfortunately, the Giants would win 10-4, but the Robins would recover to finish 86-68 in fourth place. (Corbis)

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                      • Friday, April 14, 1950 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: Snow cancels an exhibition game with the New York Yankees-so what to do? Build a snowman of course! Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges and Jackie Robinson contribute to the masterpiece! (Corbis)

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                        • Originally posted by DodgerGirl
                          Those are some great stories. I'm working on a documentary about the Brooklyn Dodgers and those are the types of stories we're looking for. Do you have any way to reach / find the couple and ex-cop you spoke with? DodgerGirl
                          Can you please let us know when your documentary becomes available? I try to collect anything I can about the Dodgers. I spent much of my early life watching their games.

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                          • Originally posted by Brad MCdonald
                            I'm curious, in 1958 and 1959 there were some events at Ebbets Field(High School baseball etc). Who took care of the facility? Were the Dodgers expected to do the bare minimum to keep it standing? Was it the landlord?I'm sure the field was not MLB standards after the Dodgers left , but was it a hayfield? And when they were open for some events was the facility fully staffed with ushers and concessions open? Ever since reading "Boys of Summer" in the 1970's I've had an interest in The Bums and Ebbets Field. I grew up an Expos fan and The Duke was the colour man on the Expos national TV broadcast in Canada , and Snider would take time to wax nostagically about his Brooklyn memories.I was so interested, I attempted to build a mini Ebbets Field using Lego( I think I was ahead of the curve at 11 years old). .
                            There are some very powerful reminiscences of post-Dodgers Ebbets Field in Peter Gollenbock's book, "Bums," near the end. I strongly recommend you take a look at it.

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                            • Friday, May 8, 1942 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: With the Brooklyn Dodgers standing at attention, an impressive flag raising cermony heralds the Navy Relief twilight game between the Dodgers and the New York Giants. Over 42,200 were in attendance with proceeds going to U.S. Navy relief funds. The Dodgers were victorious 7-6. (Corbis)

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                              • Saturday, August 29, 1953 Ebbets Field Brooklyn: Korean War POWs back home again are driven to their special seats prior to the Dodgers' 10-3 walloping of the Cincinnati Reds. One of the returning heroes threw out the first pitch of the game. (Corbis)

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