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I greatly enjoyed the NPRRHS video by Robert Ellison.  I added some music to the 14 plus minute silent film by going to and clicking on the ATOS Radio button which plays nothing but Theatre Organ Music; just like what  you would hear if you jumped on the ferryboat and then the streetcar and  went downtown to see a movie in the 1920's at a movie palace like the Fox or Paramount in San Francisco.  As they used to say,"Why don't you bring back those old overnight steamboats, if you want to bring back romance".  Paul

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Comment by Richard Todd on December 8, 2011 at 6:33am

Just found your post. I used to go to SF to the Fox for midnight silent movies. What an experience! And I thought I was the only one who remembers the "Old Overnight Boats" from Goman's gay 90's! "The Yale and Havard sailed from San Francisco and LA, and every night the shipmates had a moonlight swaree(sp)"



Comment by Roger Graeber on December 7, 2011 at 8:19am

Hello Paul

The complete Ellison video is 1 hour and 26 minutes long and is available from If you liked the 14 minutes you will LOVE the 1 hour 26 minute version. Our thanks to Robert Ellison for preserving these trans and trolleys for us to see

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