It's that time of year when ghost of things past, present, and future begin visiting us.
Here are several ghosts of past that have visited us recently:
1940 Movie Short
This pre-World War II video follows models and moviestars around the Southwest US. First stop: Albuquerque, and its very young Albuquerque airport. There, they are greeted by Native American music and dancing. The troupe heads off to the Alvarado hotel (pre-parking lot phase, of course) for a review of dinnerware attire.
Vintage New Mexico postcards
What self-respecting traveller doesn't pick up a few postcards during their trip? Here's an awesome collection
of vintage postcards from Albuquerque, including a great one of the El Vado Hotel (see page four), recently slated for destruction but saved (for now) by Marty Chavez using a historical building designation.
Grateful Dead Audio
Speaking of people who toured the US, the Grateful Dead made several stops in the Duke City. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can hear them here in 1971
at the Albuquerque Civic Auditorium (we're not sure where this venue was or what stands there now, but we do know that it was torn down sometime after the 70s... a shame, since we also learned that Frank Lloyd Wright consulted on its design!).
Happy Holidays, folks!
eckleburg and grumblecake