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    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f22/radisson-history-51826/
    At the end of this thread there are a few new pictures. I'll have to figure out an efficient way to share more. We did take a lot of pictures.

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    Just came across an old article from "Aruba Esso News", dated August 13, 1960. As you stated, Elizabeth Taylor visited Aruba and she can be seen here:

    http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA03400001/00553/2j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aruban1962 View Post
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f22/radisson-history-51826/
    At the end of this thread there are a few new pictures. I'll have to figure out an efficient way to share more. We did take a lot of pictures.
    There are free Slideshows available. Like Picasa:

    http://download.cnet.com/Picasa/3000...nt;contentBody

    Maybe that's an option?

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    More Jack Benny in the early 1960's:

    Jack Benny in Aruba-dewoskin-unknown-benny-steeber.jpg The gentleman on the left, Morris (Morrie) Dewoskin (from Chicago) was one of the hotel's owners and a friend of Jack Benny. I'm not certain who the fellow next to him is. Then Jack Benny and my father, who was likely general manager by this time. Jack Benny in Aruba-henry-steeber-jack-benny-aruba-biatrix-airport.jpg My father, Henry C. Steeber at the aiport cafe with new arrival Jack Benny. Jack Benny in Aruba-jack-benny-klompen-club.jpg Jack Benny performing at the Klompen Club. A number of these photos are by Jack Benny in Aruba-j.-keijzer-photo-id-stamp.jpg(J. Keijzer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    There are free Slideshows available. Like Picasa:

    http://download.cnet.com/Picasa/3000...nt;contentBody

    Maybe that's an option?
    Possibly. For now, uploading smaller versions of these things to the forum seems to be okay. When there are far more images, I'll have to re-think it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    Just came across an old article from "Aruba Esso News", dated August 13, 1960. As you stated, Elizabeth Taylor visited Aruba and she can be seen here:

    http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA03400001/00553/2j
    How interesting. Gene Berry (pictured with Taylor) was my father's boss, both at the Pick-Miami Hotel in Dayton and in Aruba at the ACH. My father was assistant manager. When Berry moved on to Arizona, my father became general manager. Years later, in NY, I encountered a woman about my age who had grown up at the Lago neighborhood in Aruba.

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    Again, thanks for posting your wonderful pictures and giving some explanations, loved the wall decoration (painting?) of the Kompton Club, so vintage. It must have been exciting to meet all those celebrities so close.

    A few years ago, I had met a gentleman on another forum who had lived at Lago as a child. And had returned to Aruba for a visit many years later, as an adult. I believe had had met some former friends/neighbors on Aruba and he was just ecstatic to be finally back on Aruba after so many years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    Again, thanks for posting your wonderful pictures and giving some explanations, loved the wall decoration (painting?) of the Kompton Club, so vintage. It must have been exciting to meet all those celebrities so close.

    A few years ago, I had met a gentleman on another forum who had lived at Lago as a child. And had returned to Aruba for a visit many years later, as an adult. I believe had had met some former friends/neighbors on Aruba and he was just ecstatic to be finally back on Aruba after so many years!
    Everything you say is right on the nose. For me it was more the children of those celebrities I enjoyed spending time with (like young Gina Belafonte). My mother, particularly, was enjoyably star-struck, and I know my father enjoyed it. Returning sometime would be great.

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    Great stuff.... thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Great stuff.... thanks again.
    My pleasure, of course.

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