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did you know that these movies were filmed in hudson county?

Your sitting down in your favorite easy chair watching your big screen TV and watching a movie, when suddenly a location comes on the screen and you think to yourself-I know that place , that is in Jersey City or Hoboken or Bayonne or Kearny or West New York or any one of the municipalities we call home.

Chances are you do recognize a location , according to https://twitter.com/VisitHudsonNJ starting back in 1907 the Centaur Film Company Company was an American motion picture production company in Hudson County in Bayonne, New Jersey, by William and David Horsley. It was the first independent motion picture production company in the United States.

In 1909 the company added a West Coast production unit, the Nestor Film Company, which established the first permanent film studio in Hollywood, California, in 1911. The company was absorbed by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company in 1912 and the rest is history! Over the years, Hudson County has been the backdrop in many films and TV productions, least of which is the the famous scene from the Godfather “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Scene was filmed in Liberty State Park, Moris Pesin Drive

https://twitter.com/VisitHudsonNJ invites you to come to Hudson County and visit these locations and feel like a star

For More Info on Filming in Hudson County, NJ contact Joe Waks   [email protected] 

Here is a list of movies filmed in Hudson County:

JOKER (2019)

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Di Niro

William J Brennan Courthouse, 583 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Loew’s Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza
Jersey City, NJ 07306 READ MORE

“Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Scene


Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ READ MORE

Joe Franklin- Amercia’s First Talk Show Host “Memory Lane” January 22nd, 1983

The River View Observer’s exclusive interview with the man who is “America’s First Talk Show Host.”

Joe Franklin circa 1983

Before Jack Paar Johnny Carson, Jay Leno , Jimmy Kimmel  Conan  O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon there is Joe Franklin.

Joe Franklin —America‘s First Talk Show Host!

by Sally Deering

To his fans he’s the “King of Nostalgia,” but to thousands of show folk, Joe Franklin is a friend who gives stars a place to shine and unknowns the chance to stand out from the crowd.  In his 50-year career, Franklin has made it his mission to help the struggling artist get a foot in the door, and with a look-back, it seems this spunky octogenarian not only accomplished his goal, he picked up a little stardust of his own along the way.

In 1951 TV was a toddler still learning and discovering its capabilities. Many of the TV studios were in New York – on the fringes of the Theater District broadcasting game shows, kiddie shows, dramas and comedies live and in black-and-white. That year, station WJZ (which later became ABC,) approached Franklin about doing a TV talk show.Things clicked and “The Joe Franklin Show” premiered with Franklin as host engaging celebrity guests in the art of conversation.

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