After Uncle Harry rebuilt the steps my father replaced the cement style railings with wrought iron. By the late 60's the garage was converted into my bedroom. The lawn expanded to where the driveway was. Years later the hedges were replaced with a brown fence. That's Mom & Mrs. Buzzoro, each in their "house dresses."
I enhanced the black & white using an oil technique. Grandma's sitting in the front yard. Click any of the three to see them full size.
Let's go back to 37 Hopper once more:37 Hopper Street Rewind
Read the video description too before you watch 37 STRINGS?
37 Hopper STRINGS
If you have 10 minutes, watch my parents leave the house!
These are the versions of my parent's classic exit!
Chris & Frank The Classic Exit
Easter circa' early 1960's:Easter, Pleasantville NY
All things come to an end. 37 Hopper was home for about 50 years. Two years after my mother died my father sold the home which once filled with so many memories...
Last Tocci Christmas
37 Hopper HOME to the Cedrone's & Tocci's.
My Mother & Kelly on what I call "Mother's Day:"
Dan Marini recorded about 16 minutes worth of Pleasantville family footage from the late 50's to early 60's, which no one (in NY) knew existed, not even those featured in the 8mm. In fact he captured several important family events.
This is the Memorial or Veteran's Day Parade in Pleasantville from the original VHS transfer.
This is a slightly altered version. Notice the Westchester County Diner (aka Pleasantville Diner):Pleasantville NY Memorial Day Parade (1958)
The family gets together:Tocci, Marini, Cedrone, Camilli....
Alice AKA Chupee (Camilli) & families:Alice
Here's the some footage of Nancy Camilli. Filmed getting into the car (Hobby St. Pleasantville) with daughter Mela. YouTube - Nancy Camilli
All Souls Cemetery
I call the above video CHROME. Chrome bumpers. Chrome trim. Magnificent hood ornaments. Take a two minute look back at the shine, the sheen, the brillance & lustre that were our cars of the 50's & '60s. See that glare bouncing off the chrome and the car's finish, now that was a paint job.
This is PART TWO:Chrome Two
The fins, wings, big steering wheels,white wall tires, leather seats, hard tops & convertibles & the smaller "vent, "windows on the font door, no longer available on today's cars. Click on the Chrome above & cruise or polish it here:YouTube - CedroneTocciChromeI've "vintaged," the film. Like a car, I'm burning rubber for four minutes! Enjoy the music as you cycle the web....
Donald's Welcome Home Doug, Donald, Diane, & Larry Tocci
This is an 8mm screen shot slide show of Diane & George's Engagement Party:
Diane & George 8mm Slideshow.Below are classic clips from above transferred in full frame HD & below, raw/unedited or enhanced, as they appear on the reel.
Diane & George Engaged
Chris & Frank LEAVE!
Food, Wine, Song. Italian!
Tocci Siblings 1957
Even though we have so very much. Some 8mm was lost. So, we'll never know what we truly had:
That piece of Americana is as lost as the home phone:
Carol Cedrone These 14 seconds (& that's slowed down) are the only footage I have of her: