Hollywood of the East
Between 1912 and 1920, several movie companies moved to Ithaca to take advantage of the surrounding area that .is surrounded by numerous cliffs, waterfalls, and gorges. "Cliff-hanger" serials were the main type of movies produced and some are still shown by local stations. Many famous names (Irene Castle, Pearl White) and well-known films of the early part of the 20th century were actually made in Ithaca, as well as the Little Rascals and some Keystone Kops films. In 1912, Theodore and Leopold Wharton came to Ithaca, New York to film a Cornell University football game. Impressed by the scenery and location of the Finger Lakes, the Whartons turned Ithaca into their own "Hollywood of the East," opening a movie studio at Renwick Park on Cayuga Lake. Other movie companies produced films in Ithaca, but none matched the success of the Wharton Brothers. In the years that followed, the Whartons produced sixty-six films, including numerous one- and two-reelers, comedies, dramas, serials, feature films, documentaries, and advertising shorts. Their most memorable series was the "Exploits of Elaine" and their most controversial film was the wartime serial "Patria."
Harvard, Yale, Princeton,...
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown and CORNELL represent the eight universities that comprise THE IVY-LEAGUE. The many hours spent in/around Willard Straight Hall..the student union is a massive building that has a great hall with heraldry worthy of Arthurian acclaim. Everybody wanders through here at least once a day. The view of Cayuga Lake from the rear terrace is awesome at sunset and the food in the IVY ROOM is affordable and very good!
House Beautiful - One of Ithaca's Older Homes
I can imagine that this house is subdivided into several apartments. One of them is rented by a middle-ages professor of Romance Languages, a woman who travels to Spain and Portugal every summer. Another unit is occupied by an older retired schoolteacher who moved here after his wife died of Breast Cancer. There's also a lesbian couple living in the house - one of the women is part-owner of a coffee shop in Collegetown, and the other is a graduate student in the English Department.
Though Cornell has a national student body
Though Cornell has a national student body the population is decidedly New York City. Though 'the city ' is 250 miles away..You will hear more Noo Yawk accents than anything else...mostly from Lon Guylandh..
Cass Park is located at the junction of the Inlet and Cayuga Lake. It is a large park that has a number of activities, including a walking trail along the Inlet, a number of ball fields, an indoor facility for ice skating, and a large outdoor municpal pool (actually quite nice).
Cass Park is also home to the Hangar Theatre, which shows a handful a performances in the summer months. The Hangar is an intimate setting, and often attracts popular, nationally known performances.