Dec 1 2009, 05:17 AM
I could be wrong, but I remember pictures of Marilyn at an orphanage I think? She was hugging some African American children? It might not have even been an orphanage! Lol I just remember lots of children, and it made me happy because you could tell Marilyn didn't care about the colour of their skin like so many other people did at that time. That she was just so ahead of her time. Anyone know the pictures I'm talking about?? Thanks!
Dec 1 2009, 10:19 AM
Dec 1 2009, 10:39 AM
Are there anymore photos from the day?? Also, did Marilyn go to any other charity-type events like this?
Dec 1 2009, 12:38 PM
I've heard that Marilyn visited Hollygrove a few times (the orphanage where she once lived) but I guess that wasn't publicised. In 1957 she appeared at the March of Dimes gala and she also supported the Milk Fund - the same year she had lost her baby, so it was very kind of her. And on her birthday in 1962, she joined some children at a baseball game to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy work.
Dec 1 2009, 12:48 PM
Nawwww! Sorry to be a pain, but my computer never seems to load the search page correctly - are there any threads on these??
Dec 1 2009, 01:36 PM
Joey, will your computer allow you to click on the links to the threads that Tara provided above?
Dec 1 2009, 11:27 PM
Yes, it does
just wondering if there are any threads already of any of the events Tara mentioned?
Dec 2 2009, 12:35 AM
Dec 2 2009, 01:38 AM
Mar 10 2012, 01:19 PM
So it's in Longport Atlantic City (NJ)
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The Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children at 2305 Atlantic Ave. now serves as Longport's Borough Hall, according to the borough's Web site.
A story in The Press on June 21, 1985, said this about the Bacharach Home:
"Although the institution has been an adult rehabilitation hospital the past 10 years, the name 'Betty Bacharach' and its service date back to 1924.
"That year, Congressman Isaac Bacharach, Atlantic City Mayor Harry Bacharach, Benjamin Bacharach and their two sisters established the Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children in honor of their mother, Betty."
According to the Longport Web site, the facility opened on Mother's Day 1924.
The Web site continues, "By the mid 1940s, the Bacharach Home attained national recognition as a convalescent center for children. It also was considered one of the best-equipped institutions in the east for treatment and care of those diagnosed with infantile paralysis.
"In 1975, the facility had moved to Pomona and the building was then leased to the Winchell Orthopedic School. The Winchell School later moved to Northfield in 1987. In 1987, the building was purchased by the borough for use as a borough hall. By 1990, remodeling was complete and offices moved into the building. The Police Department moved into the new Borough Hall a year later."
Little is known about Betty herself. According to Mary Joyce Perskie, vice president of marketing at the center, Betty's maiden name was Nusbaum. She married Jacob Bacharach in what can be deduced as the year 1862. Perskie said a photograph of the Bacharachs celebrating their Golden Anniversary hangs in the center - and is dated Sept. 22, 1912.
Harry and his brother, Congressman Isaac Bacharach, founded the Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children in honor of their mother, which opened in 1924. The home cared for children afflicted with infantile paralysis. The building at 2305 Atlantic Avenue, Longport, New Jersey, became the borough hall in 1990.
The Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children was founded by, two brothers, United States Congressman Isaac Bacharach and Mayor of Atlantic City Harry Bacharach in honor of their mother. The building opened on Motherís Day in 1924. By the mid 1940s the Bacharach Home attained national recognition as a convalescent center for children. It was also considered as one of the best-equipped institutions in the east for treatment and care of those diagnosed with infantile paralysis. The institution could care for 125 children. In 1975, the facility had moved to Pomona and the building was then leased to the Winchell Orthopedic School. The Winchell School later moved to Northfield in 1987. In 1987, the building was purchased by the borough for use as a borough hall. By 1990, remodeling was complete and offices moved into the building. The Police Department moved into the new Borough Hall a year later.
rares pictures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Z16zRNGmo
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