Monday, November 30, 2015
Hidden down alleyways, on street corners or on the bricks above the cityscape, Cincinnati’s fading advertisements hide in plain sight. These ghost signs still tout their wares and services, remnants of a bygone era. Each sign has a vivid story behind it unique to its era, product and craftsmanship. “Wall dogs” like sign artist Gus Holthaus left their marks on the city. A sign for the Beehive, the club and restaurant at the top of the arena, reminds residents of Cincinnati’s pro hockey team, the Stingers. Not many can remember “the Other Place,” but a hand-painted advertisement still adorns a city wall. Join author and photographer Ronny Salerno for a tour of Cincinnati’s vanishing signs and their intriguing history.
Fading Ads of Cincinnati is now available in stores and online! You can order through Arcadia Publishing, Amazon or Barnes & Noble (also available in store)!
Additionally, you can purchase your copy locally at:
- The Bookshelf
- The Booksellers on Fountain Square
- Barnes & Noble
Follow the QC/D social media accounts for updated information on book signings and events:
Posted by Ronny Salerno at 12:45 AM
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Tomorrow, November 30th, my new book Fading Ads of Cincinnati will be available. I'll be promoting the book on Fox 19's morning news show at approximately 7:45 AM followed by WCPO 9's afternoon news later that day at approximately 12:20 PM. The book will go on sale that morning through online retailers such as Arcadia and Amazon as well as in stores locally at places like Joseph-Beth, Barnes & Noble and The Booksellers on Fountain Square.
However, if you'd like to get your hands on a signed copy: I'll be holding an event that night at Igby's downtown (look for the fading advertisement for "Twine Paper" on the side of the building) from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Details here.
Thanks for all your support and I hope I can have a beer with you at Igby's tomorrow night.
Posted by Ronny Salerno at 1:38 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A closed movie theatre on the west side of Hamilton, Ohio. When I was 16, my friend Kevin and I saw Batman Begins here. Once a "Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre," this building was purchased by AMC and operated in conjunction with another theatre just down the street. After about six months in dual operation, AMC shuttered the building while keeping their other theatre operational.
Just up the road is the Holiday Auto Theatre Drive-In which is well more worth your time and money, anyways.
Suburbia Lost is an ongoing series on QC/D that documents abandonment in suburban areas. To view the other installments in the "Suburbia Lost" series, click here.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
My new book, Fading Ads of Cincinnati, will hit local bookstores and online retailers on November 30th, 2015. That night I'll be hosting an event at Igby's in downtown Cincinnati to discuss the book and will have copies on hand for anyone looking to buy one.
Conveniently, Igby's is located within a building that is adorned with one of the Fading Advertisements or "ghost signs" seen in the book. Look for "Twine Paper" running vertically down the side when you stop in and check out the event on Facebook.
122 E. 6th St.