Lemons were the price of admission - Press of Atlantic City: The Rebirth Of Steel Pier

Lemons were the price of admission

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:18 pm

I have many memories of the pier. For about 50 cents, you could pack a lunch and enter The Pier for the first show. My dad had a large market and supplied lemons for Ms. Ratte's interviews of celebrities appearing on The Pier - Ms. Ratte was the hostess who conducted them while serving tea and cookies. You might call her a Barbara Walters type, in the 1930s. I would deliver the lemons, walking from the store on Atlantic Avenue to the entrance to The Pier. The guard would admit me to deliver the fruit to Ms. Ratte's studio, located on the top of the Casino Theater. I then just forgot to leave, and would stay to view all of the movies - there were three theaters. I remember the Abbott and Costello shows, the minstrel show, Eddie Cantor, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's brother's band. They had a World War I museum with a replica of the Red Baron's tri-plane, and many other artifacts from that war. - Dr. Earl Kanter, Margate

Thank you for reading and relying on pressofAtlanticCity.com for your news and information. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles.

You must login to view the full content on this page.

© 2016 Press of Atlantic City. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thank you for reading and relying on pressofAtlanticCity.com for your news and information. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles.

More about

In their words (Click on headlines)

pause

Tell us your story

Twitter

(Tweet with hashtag #steelpier)