Like all of us, as another year is about to fly away into memory, each of us has had challenges that live among the joys we experienced this year. In 2023 we look towards the new year to come as a fresh start. With hope in our hearts, Bruce and I wish you and all the loved ones that touch you, joy this holiday season. And to all our creative friends we look forward to seeing the beauty to come.

Here are the little tribute films I did with all my memories about The Rockaway’s

Its been a while since I did my little films about the Rockaway’s . I have been working on some for a few years looking for the right photographs to tell the story of my family’s time there from 1915 to 1968.

I have been asked what is my love for this place. I grew up in my early years going to 10 schools in 3 different states; Florida, New York, and California all before I was 13 years old. For me home turns out to be in all of them. It has taken me a lifetime to find home. In the end it is in your heart.

This is our house in the 1940’s , 151A Beach 34 Street This house was used for summer renters and for my family to gather. It’s where my mother and father had their wedding reception. They were married up the block at the synagogue.
3719 Sprayview Avenue and Beach 38th street., This is our house that I spent many of my summers in the 1950’s. This house was also used for summer renters and for extended family to get away in the summers.

All the little films below were done over 10 years ago. New ones are coming soon.

Baumwoll Archives – Bruce Baumwoll & His Tributes To Gay Films

Andrew Reach & Bruce Baumwoll in NYC 1984

A list of all the gay tribute Films that I have now done. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them.

The first Three videos below are about LGBTQ Equality

Baumwoll Archives Tribute – LGBTQ+ – We Are Here, We Will Always Be Here – Song from the Sound of Music “Climb Every Mountain performed by Peggy Wood
Baumwoll Archives Tribute to Marriage Equality. Andrew created an artwork for the National Equality March in Washington DC in 2009
Song from the film Kinky Boots “Together We Are Beautiful” performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Girls Who Love Girls – song “Express” performed by Christina Aguilera
Baumwoll Archives Tribute Out In The Dark , ظلام /עלטה ” – Starring Michael Aloni – Nicholas Jacob
song “Utt Da Zay” performed by The Manhattan Transfer featuring Andy Statman from The Jewish Songbook

Baumwoll Archive Tribute – Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott, Fionn O’Shea – Handsome Devil 2016
Song from the soundtrack to the film Grease “You’re The One That I Want” performed by Olivia Newton John & John Travolta
Baumwoll Archives Tribute ‘Call Me By Your Name” Photo Story – Song from My Fair Lady “I Could Have Dance All Nightsung by Marni Nixon
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Gay Films To Remember
Song from the soundtrack to the film Joyful Noise – “Higher Medley” performed by featuring Queen Latifah, Jeremy Jordan, Dolly Parton & Keke Palmer
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Man in the Orange Shirt
“Everybody Loves Somebody” performed by Dean Martin
“Smile” performed by Nat King Cole
Baumwoll Archives TributeEyes Wide Open- Gay Film – Zohar Shtrauss – Ran Danker
Song “It Must Be Him” sung by Vikki Carr
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Esteros 2016 – Ignacio Rogers, Esteban Masturini
Song “Back In My Arms Again” sung by Diana Ross and the Supremes
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Fairhaven
Song “Sing” performed by The Carpenters
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Cuatro Lunas (Four Moons) 2014 – song “You Don’t Own Me” sung by Lesley Gore
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Rock Hudson, A Man Who Had A Secret
“Straighten Up and Fly Right” performed by The Andrew Sisters
“Aint That A Kick In The Head” performed by Dean Martin
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Richard Chamberlain in Dr. Kildare
Music: “Theme From Dr. Kildare” performed by Johnny Spence & his Orchestra
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Cary Grant & Randolph Scott
song “At Last” performed by Lou Rawls & Dianne Reeves
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Jongens (Boys)
song “Love” performed by Nat King Cole
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Loose Cannons (Mine vaganti)
song from the Wizard of Oz “Over The Rainbow” performed by Sam Harris
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Mulligans
song “Time In A Bottle” performed by Jim Croce
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Beautiful Thing
song “Words of Love” performed by The Mamas & The Papas featuring Mama Cass
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – North Sea Texas (Noordzee, Texas)
song “Only You” performed by Louis Armstrong
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Maurice
song “Get It While You Can” performed by Janice Joplin
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – The Visitor (Cibrâil)
“Daybreaker” performed by Electric Light Orchestra
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” performed by Elvis Presley
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Angels of Sex (El sexo de los ángeles)
song “The Harder They Come” performed by Jimmy Cliff
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Shelter
song “Beyond the Sea” performed by Bobby Darin

Baumwoll Archives Tribute – The String (Le Fil)
song “La Bambola” performed by Patty Bravo
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – From Beginning To End (De Principio)
song from the Wizard of Oz “Over the Rainbow” performed by Rufus Wainwright
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Patrik 1.5
“Here You Come Again” performed by Dolly Parton
“Over the Rainbow” performed live by Rufus Wainright
Baumwoll Archives TributeLove Is Love (Vintage Photos of Gay Couples)
song “Hero” performed by Enrique Eglesias
Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Vintage Gay Photos
song “I’m Not at All in Love” performed by Doris Day
Baumwoll Archives Tribute LGBTQ Army – Navy – Air Force – Marines
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” performed by the Andrew Sisters
“Bei Mir Bist du Schon” performed by the Andrew Sisters
“We Are the Champions” performed by Freddie Mercury & Queen
Baumwoll Archives TributeVintage Gay Photos
Medley of songs from the film Kinky Boots performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor:
“These Boots Are Made For Walking”
“Cha Cha Heels”
“In These Shoes”
“Going Back To My Roots”

I also have three other little films that YouTube will not let me share because there might be a butt or two. To see these you must go to You Tube.

Baumwoll Archive Tribute – Gay Times
Music: “Big Spender” performed by Dame Shirley Bassey

Baumwoll Archives Tribute “The Boys Of Hollywood” Young and Old
“Kiss” performed by Tom Jones
“Welcome To Burlesque” performed by Cher

Baumwoll Archives Tribute – FreeFall , 2013, Max Riemelt, Hanno Koffler
“Welcome To Burlesque” performed by Christina Aguilera
“Don’t Be Cruel” performed by Elvis Presley

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