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05-26-2019, 10:20 PM

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I saw that the first time. That's why I responded...it is incorrect. The face on the billboard blew smoke rings, no illusion...except when it was windy. Not even a debatable topic, it's fact.

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The last smoking sign in Times Square, which had advertised Winston cigarettes for five years, stopped blowing rings September 13, 1977.

Like its predecessors for much of the twentieth century, it blew about 1,000 rings a day; a steam-producing box, located behind the head of the man in the sign, created the rings.

The Winston sign had replaced the Camel sign, which operated from 1941 to 1966 on Broadway between Forty-third and Forty-fourth Streets.

You're saying the steam rings were smoke? To me, smoke and steam are different.
  
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05-27-2019, 05:21 AM

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You're saying the steam rings were smoke? To me, smoke and steam are different.
I'm saying that the "smoke" - "steam" that came out of the smoker's mouth was in the form of "rings". I never believed, not even as a five year old watching the rings form, that there was actual "fire" behind that billboard. If that's what you were trying to convey, you are correct as well.
  
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05-27-2019, 08:41 AM

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it was played up in the movie but no one really went there.
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05-27-2019, 08:57 AM

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Too crowded?
Lol good one, Yogi.


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05-27-2019, 10:44 AM

Started playing at Ames when I turned 16 back in 1962.
Back at that time, under 16 required you have a guardian/adult present.

Fri & Sat & holidays were my venu and usually only 6-7 times a month.
It was everything you expected and men players were better dressed too.

Not unusual to see big action games but the besta ction was after midnight.
I was too young to witness that until I entered college & my eyes got opened.


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05-27-2019, 11:35 AM

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Started playing at Ames when I turned 16 back in 1962.
Back at that time, under 16 required you have a guardian/adult present.

Fri & Sat & holidays were my venu and usually only 6-7 times a month.
It was everything you expected and men players were better dressed too.

Not unusual to see big action games but the besta ction was after midnight.
I was too young to witness that until I entered college & my eyes got opened.
A reporter from the front lines! Awesome! Who were some of the best players who played at Ames?


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05-27-2019, 11:51 AM

This is the SE corner of 44th & Broadway now. I'm guessing Ames is gone.

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05-28-2019, 12:27 AM

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Yes. Nobody goes there anymore because it is to crowded. Said someone famous long ago.
  
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05-28-2019, 01:50 AM

I visited Ames one time in '63 or '64 and it was pretty dead compared to the other rooms in the area. There wasn't a player in sight and it was dark and dingy. I never went back there after that. The best players and biggest games were at 7/11 and Guys & Dolls.


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