(Almost) All in Fun – #ThursdayDoors

From Brad – “I wonder how this rates on the Antion door scale…..”
Stetson Shoe Store, 385 Fifth Avenue.
October 18, 1937 – Gottscho

I am fortunate to have two friends who periodically send doors my way via Facebook. I save these until I can organize them into a coherent post…or until I don’t have anything else to share. The latter is the case today. Still, since several of these gift-doors are of a humorous nature, or were offered in a humorous way, I decided to simply go with them for today.

These doors are offered as a contribution to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors. Thursday Doors is a weekly gathering of door lovers from around the world. If you want to see more, or more serious doors, head on over to Norm’s place.

In addition to Norm’s link, I’m including one, to Bradley Lewis’s author page on Amazon. Brad is the supplier of the bulk of today’s doors and, as mentioned before, he is the direct and indirect inspiration for Skippy, the backup bartender on Saturdays. Brad is also a remarkable author. I have read and enjoyed several of his books, including “Hollywood’s Celebrity Gangster, The Incredible Life and Times of Mickey Cohen” – my favorite book by Brad.


  1. Hooray for Brads doors! The Dan Door Collection, the Automat, the Stetson Shoe Store are fantastic. But the icing on the cake is ‘grandad’s’ door with the missing molding!!! Hysterical!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed these, Deborah. Brad does enable and nudge. He shares many other historic doors from New York City, but they are part of a private group and I tend not to share them beyond that group. HE does a lot of research, and he’s very good at it.

      He also enables Skippy on various Saturdays.,

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  2. Hey, Dan — another good doors post. I’ve always liked images of those old automats. The food probably wasn’t anything to write home about, but I don’t know, it’s such a cool look. Of course, I feel that way about a lot of things from the 1930s and ’40s.

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  3. How nice to have caring friends at Facebook! The pie doors made me smile. Have never seen them here in California! Was at one-liner yesterday to participate, but now it came to mind – now I’m here 0 I forgot to visit you. Have to do something about my memory before it gets worse, lol.

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  4. Oh wow, awesome doors, Dan! Every one of the so unique. They all speak of another era and to me those for some reason tug at my heart the most. The humor about doors made me laugh out loud. It’s good to be passionate about something, isn’t it? LOL

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