Thursday, April 29, 2004

Hi Everyone,
We have until Friday May 7th, for the deadline of the luncheon attending response. If you plan to come, mail in your checks. So far we are having a good turnout, so come and join us on May 12.
I sent out e-mails a couple of weeks ago and about 25 to 30 came back undelivered. Please keep us current on your e-mail addresses.

Tony Casola
516 541-2263
tcasola1@optonline.net

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

When I read of the passing of Pete Constantine, I of course remembered the gang of the, "Telecine Maintenance," group and the wonderful camaraderie of those fine men.
We had two Asst. Supervisors while I was assigned there, Tony Tobias, and then Frank Pollack.
Staff was comprised of Dick Locke, Angelo Guardino, Pete Constantine, Frank Neilis, Leonard (Jerry) Jeromack, and Val France. On occasion, Mike DeIeso, Barry Yuzik, Bob Dorman, and myself played some parts in that group.
The stories that abound from that elite cadre could fill a book. Thinking about Pete, I remember him telling a story about his Uncle and father that owned a bar in Yonkers or Westchester (I plead senior lapses.......or embellishment, wherever my recollection falters)
It seems that during prohibition the beer was controlled by a nemesis of the law named Dutch Schultz. For whatever the reason, he had the two men executed.
Pete also filled us in on a story about the gutter system along 57th street. Apparently, the conduits were not used for the sewage, but to transport the illegal beer to a plant on 57th street and 10th avenue. This later was used by a milk company, (Sheffield Milk Farms?), and then subsequently by CBS.
When I was assigned to the Paul Hille Midnight Elite corp, we went looking for this subterranean passageway. We found what looked like an oval construction of cobblestone walls. One only has to let the imagination play a game and all sorts of stories can be projected forward.
Pete was a kind and gentle man. He lived on City Island. He had a house with those red-orange clay tiles on it. He always worried that he couldn't replace them if they were destroyed by the elements.
There isn't many more of that Telecine group left. Perhaps, they are working in a place where all former CBS people will go,.......The big assignment room in the sky.
Peace be with his family.
Tony Cucurullo

Monday, April 12, 2004

More sad news,
Have been informed that Peter Constantine passed away on December 18, 2003. Pete worked in the telecine maint. group at Broadcast Center.

Tony Casola

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Sad news,
Received a phone call from Mrs. Victor Metropolski. Victor Metropolski passed away December 21, 2003. I was told Victor was an engineer at CBS.

Tony Casola

Thursday, April 08, 2004

HI Everyone,
As most of you probably know, the Spring Luncheon is on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at the Swan Club, located at Glenwood Landing, NY. When you get a chance read our website.

I have to apologize for the error that I didn't correct. In the DIRECTION TO SWAN CLUB, it's (495)exit 39, not 39N. Please make a note of this.

Regards.........Tony Casola

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Hello,

My Late father Erik worked on CBS EVR at CBS Labs in Stamford CT. He used to
drive a Red Studubaker Avanti. Here is a picture of him from around that
time. Erik Rondum Article

Curious if anybody might remember him ?. I do recall him mentioning Peter
Goldmark's name. Also I used to have one of the CBS EVR cassettes and the
silver booklet. I am afraid it's gone now. Anyway I enjoyed your website.

Regards,
Peter Rondum
prondum@optonline.net
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