During the '50s and into the '60s, Gulfport's booming downtown was unmatched in the state, while its vibrant waterfront nightlife kept the coast rocking long after other small towns were fast asleep. Those who lived in Gulfport during that golden age have warm memories of high school bonfires on the beach, submarine races at the Rock Pile and parties at the Fiesta. After a day splashing in the Gulf, there were Wheel Burgers at Spiders, ice cream cones at Stone's, cold beers at Elsie's and snowballs at the Pop Corn King. This nostalgic look at boomer-era Gulfport is the surest way to step on back to the glory years.
The second largest city in the state, Gulfport is the business center of south Mississippi. Many of the city's cherished landmarks and businesses have been lost to Hurricanes Camille and Katrina, the development of shopping malls and Interstate 10. Gulfport's answer to the quintessential '50s malt shop, Stone's Ice Cream, became a favorite hangout for students, families and businessmen throughout its long history. The Paramount Theatre was famous for its annual Christmas raffle during the '50s. Known as the "Hosts of the Gulf Coast," the Friendship House Restaurant served up a great cup of coffee along with its celebrated Hospitality Menu. Historian John Cuevas takes a look back at Gulfport's shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cinemas and more from a bygone age.
Thomas is a media liaison for three Northern New Hampshire law enforcement agencies. Thomas gets a call from an old college friend from Mississippi, and Thomas goes down to the gulf Coast, to find out somebody is after him, by committing murders. Can Thomas find out who is behind this.
Original couture fashion design; flawless makeup; perfectly executed performances. Attention commanding stage presence. This is only the beginning of what makes an entertainer engaging and truly memorable. Welcome to a backstage pass into the intimate details of the lives of some of the Nation's most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and inter-sexed entertainers. These are their stories. Discover their fears and motivations. Experience the joy, excitement, and fascination of working in the entertainment business. Learn the harsh realities, ugly truths, and risks taken in this highly competitive industry. Iconic within the gay communities and abroad, these entertainers are locally appreciated, nationally known, and world traveled. Entertainers such as Rupaul's Drag Race contestants - Nina Flowers, Ongina, and Rebecca Glasscock; the legendary Mr. Charlie Brown from the infamous Backstreets of Atlanta. Celebrity impersonators, Hot Chocolate as Tina Turner, Leigh Shannon as Bette Midler, and Coti Collins as Reba McIntyre. America's most requested female-to-male illusionist Gage Gatlyn; Queen of Bermuda Sybil Barrington; New York's actress/comedienne - Harmonica Sunbeam; the androgynous female-to-male illusionists Romance St. James and Mildred “DRED” Gerestant; the handsome Tony DeSario, Jerwan Bonet and Andy “6 Pak” Citino; beautiful “At Large” ladies, Kelexis Davenport and Chelsea Pearl; and a former Alvin Ailey student and house music diva, Ebonee Excell and many more!
"Growing up in idullic comfort and safety, Armiger Jagoe expects his life in Gulfport, Mississippi to go on the same forever. But big changes are coming for everyone. The Great Depression forces his father to take a job far from home. An uncle arranges for him to study in New England, where he finds himself unprepared for the culture and teh weather. Finally, World War II throws our Southern Boy into a previously unimagined world.JAgoe meets this unfolding with curiosity, sympathy and unflagging humor. His synthesis of memories, letters home and actual notes from bombing missions simulates the experience of crewing a B-25."--Back cover.
From the man who catapulted the Covenant with Black America to number one on the New York Times bestseller list comes a searing memoir of poverty, ambition, pain and atonment. Tavis Smiley grew up in a family of thirteen in rural Indian, where money was scarce and the sight of other black faces even scarcer. Always an outsider because of his race, economic background, and Pentecostal religious beliefs, he was sustained by his family’s love. But one day his world was shattered when his father brutally beat him, sending him to the hospital and then into foster care for a period of time. In What I Know for Sure, Smiley recounts how he overcame his painful history and became one of America’s most popular media figures. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Gulfport's name says it all. The port and railroads were the foundation for this community. In 1900, at two years old, its population was only a little over 1,000. However, by 1906, that number had grown to over 14,000. A wide channel and deepened basin provided for the 36 ships anchored in the harbor. Capt. William T. Hardy's railroad was complete. Wealthy oilman Capt. Joseph T. Jones had made good on his promises of a train depot, an office building, banks, schools, churches, and stores. The luxurious Great Southern Hotel stood as a star costing over $350,000 to build. Gulfport was a thriving port city. The golfing, hunting, and waterfront activities were an early appeal. Images reflect great fortune and the desperate losses in Gulfport.
Rose tells how it was for her growing up on a farm in Western Kentucky in the twenties and thirties and how she had to relocate to a more peaceful environment at the age of seventeen. She records her early life with a dysfunctional mother who was not willing to let go of her when she reached the age to be free of parental control. How, at an early age she meets a young soldier in the Army Air Corps assigned to the Officer Candidate School in Miami Beach, Florida and falls in love with him. She chronicles what life was like as the spouse of a career soldier and the many places they called home in the United States and abroad during his career.
Profiles the controversial and highly successful coach of the Louisiana State University basketball team, examining his life on and off the court, his coaching style and philosophy, and his unusual motivational tactics