Ephemera

EPHEMERA FROM THE BORSCHT BELT

All ephemera from Author/Artist's own collection or from the Catskills Institute

AUTHOR/ARTIST'S FAMILY "BORSCHT BELT" PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEOS FROM THE BORSCHT BELT

 

In the summer of 1983, two best friends from Fair Lawn, NJ, Steve Harelick (videographer) and Steve Purnick (interviewer) visited the Vegetarian Hotel in Woodridge, NY, where they had previously worked for five summers. This video, which interviews both guests and staff, is intended to be a playful glimpse into the daily goings-on of a small Catskill hotel that, like so many others, has closed its doors forever. Although the video indicates the summer of ‘84, the actual video was shot during the summer of ‘83.

Video courtesy of Steve Harelick

 

The following videos were sourced from You Tube. They are not the property of the author/artist but have been sourced as found. 

GROSSINGERS

Grossingers resort opens in Catskills, New York, with summer fashion show (swimsuits) and opening of Universal's cartoon, SNOW QUEEN with Shelly Winters.

THE PINES HOTEL

This is a 4-minute video promoting The Pines Resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountain region. At 400 rooms the Pines Resort wasn't the Borscht Belt's biggest, but it was always booked. And big stars such as Buddy Hackett, Robert Goulet and Tito Puente routinely played its nightclubs.

THE CONCORD HOTEL

Concord Hotel Memories