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    • Jennifer and Brad Moranz

    • Moranz, Brad, 1952- ; Dance schools; Dancers
    • Photograph of Jennifer and Brad Moranz. Brad Moranz (1952- ) and his wife Jennifer Hammond Moranz (1957- ) ran a dance studio in Wilmington in the 1990s called Danceworks. It was located on Oleander Drive. Brad was born in Texas, and has...
    • Lumina 2

    • Wrightsville Beach, dances, dance halls, pavilions, dance floors, bands, orchestras, Henry E. Bonitz, Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company
    • Original appearance of Lumina Ballroom. Visitors can be seen on both of the wide outside staircases. An American flag is flying from a tower. A large rowboat is sitting on the sand. Power lines can be seen in the background.
    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998

    • Pageants; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Publicity shot for Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998. Christy Rie Godwin (1977- ) won the title of Miss Wilmington in 1998. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a major in communications, and ran a dance studio in...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt

    • Nesbitt, Dorothy Buckeridge, 1922-; Photographers; Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt. Joesph Gordon Nesbitt (1917-2008) was the chief photographer of the Star-News from 1958-1982. He married Dorothy in 1951. She was a dancer and choreographer who toured Latin America with Col. W. de Basil's Original...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • May Day Celebration.

    • May Day, Bellamy Park, S. Seventeenth Street, Dawson Street, Wooster Street
    • Public school girls prepare to dance around a May Pole in Bellamy Park, located on Dawson Street between Oleander Drive and Wrightsville Ave. (1851 Dawson Street).
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A crowd assembles on ocean side of Lumina. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Lumina Pavilion, Lumina, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the Tidewater Power Co.) and shortly thereafter, the line was converted...
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson

    • Southport (N.C.)
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson as the winner of the "Miss Fluffy Ruffles" contest in North Carolina. "Fluffy Ruffles" refers to either a short-lived Broadway play, or a popular two-step dance of the day. Annie Elizabeth Manson (1888-1967) was a long...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Race
    • A crowd watches a foot race on the beach in front of Lumina. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the...

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