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.
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. 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 Night” sung 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 Songs: “Everybody Loves Somebody” performed by Dean Martin “Smile” performed by Nat King Cole Baumwoll Archives Tribute – Eyes 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 Songs: “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 – Maurice Baumwoll Archives Tribute song “Get It While You Can” performed by Janice Joplin Baumwoll Archives Tribute – The Visitor (Cibrâil) Songs: “Daybreaker” performed by Electric Light Orchestra “Can’t Help Falling In Love” performed by Elvis Presley ) – Angels of Sex (El sexo de los ángeles Baumwoll Archives Tribute 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 songs: “Here You Come Again” performed by Dolly Parton “Over the Rainbow” performed live by Rufus Wainright – Baumwoll Archives Tribute Love 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 Songs: “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 Tribute Vintage 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzbGfeJGSz8 Baumwoll Archives Tribute “The Boys Of Hollywood” Young and Old Music: “Kiss” performed by Tom Jones “Welcome To Burlesque” performed by Cher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbIGb6DI-Gc Baumwoll Archives Tribute – FreeFall , 2013, Max Riemelt, Hanno Koffler Music: “Welcome To Burlesque” performed by Christina Aguilera “Don’t Be Cruel” performed by Elvis Presley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoShnDQ1WSc Click here to visit my Youtube Channel to see all my eclectic films