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If You Could Go Back In Time

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If You Could Go Back In Time#0
Posted: 11/23/03 at 10:52am
If I could, I would come back to New York City immediately after W W 2. TImes Square was jumping. All the major picture palaces were there along with the Automat, Penn Station , Ebbets Field , Stork Club, Latin Quarter etc.
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re: If You Could Go Back In Time#1
Posted: 11/23/03 at 11:02am
To many interesting times to think of--from Roman to if I could just go back in my own lifetime and change some things.

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re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time#2
Posted: 11/23/03 at 12:15pm
One of the Athenian Greek Olympics, especially the Wrestling Competitions re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time
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I agree with Mimi, but I think I would rather be there right before the 1950's (like mid/late 1940's) when Judy was still at MGM, but the war was over. re: re: re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time
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re: re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time#4
Posted: 11/23/03 at 10:18pm
I'd want to be in 1950's Hollywood, it was just glamour to the max =)
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re: If You Could Go Back In Time#5
Posted: 11/25/03 at 10:41am
I have a few periods I would love to visit:
1. 1960's USA - to be a flower child....
2. 1950's Hollywood
3. 19th century England
4. 1948- when the State of Israel was founded, and people were celebrating in the streets..
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re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time#6
Posted: 11/25/03 at 10:46am
I'd be a member of the Russian Imperial Court...during the salad days. But I'd get out of Russia before the Bolsheviks used the Royal Family for target practice.
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Posted: 11/25/03 at 12:39pm
it really depends, Id only go back in time if I could take copies of patents to all the wonderrfull inventions that occured later. Invent them in africa, and then see what the world would have been like now.

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re: If You Could Go Back In Time#8
Posted: 11/25/03 at 1:00pm
Would love to travel back in time to experiance the frenzied heights of BEATLEMANIA!

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re: If You Could Go Back In Time#9
Posted: 12/1/03 at 12:23pm
Great question, Mr. Roxy. Too many answers, though! :) I mean, where WOULDN'T I go? Or rather, WHEN? In keeping w/ the theatrical nature of the site, though, I'd love to be around in the 1910s & 1920s when there were dozens & dozens of theatres open & a hundred new shows opened every year. Nirvana for theatre geeks.
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re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time#10
Posted: 12/1/03 at 12:26pm
I am moving Forward.
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re: re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time#11
Posted: 12/1/03 at 7:30pm
I would love to go back to the 50s/60s. I think society, at least for my age group, was so much better. Teens actually participated in school activities, went to dances, went to the diners, did school productions, etc. People went out on dates, they didn't sleep around. People did FUN dances, not dry humping. I don't know, that era appeals to me much more than the current one.

Naturally, there was a lot of turmoil in the country during that time as well, but the life of a teen seems to much better!
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I'd go back to the 20's. Play on Vaudeville. There's a theatre in my town that was a Vaudeville house back in the day and it fascinated me from the first day I walked in it. I'm a flapper at heart, I think.
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I agree with the 1950's Hollywood, like around Marilyn Monroe's time. That seems like such a great time, I would love to have lived then.
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re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time#14
Posted: 12/2/03 at 12:33pm
Just too many time periods to choose from but I guess if I had to narrow it down, I would want to go back to NYC of the 30's. Jazz and blues music being invented and reinvented in the clubs of Harlem. That would be interesting. I would also want to back to the days of Christ but, only if I could be assuerd of meeting him and being able to follow and travel with him a while. I'd love to find out first hand what he would think of the things people say and do in his name.
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re: re: re: If You Could Go Back In Time#15
Posted: 12/2/03 at 2:34pm
Definitely the 20's. The brazeness and debauchery of the era intriques me. My grandmother played the piano for the silent films at all the big theaters and had many a wild show biz story to tell. Twenty two skadoo!
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sometimes i think i'd like to go back to the 1950's because i'm attracted to the "classiness" that joizeyactor mentions - it seemed to be more of an innocent time with standards and protocol.

now, as a gay man, i'm sure this answer seems totally crazy and maybe i'm just glamorizing the period based on what little i know about it.

does someone who grew up in that era think of it as more of an innocent, classy time? i like that people actually dressed up to go places and there seemed to be higher standards of morality - instead of the sex-driven,classless, crass society we have come to be.
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I hate dressing up. I would go back to 1985...the year The Goonies came out.
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LOL erik, i remember that you hated dressing up all too well...
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I could totally see myself living during the Regency era in England. I love Jane Austen movies and think I could definately handle living back then. Either that or 1950s Hollywood. Then I could follow in the footsteps of my idol--Audrey Hepburn :)
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