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WELCOME! The Hotel Franklin, long a landmark in our fair city, once again invites you, the prospective guest, to spare a few minutes of your time and learn all about our distinguished establishment. Situated in the heart of upper Manhattan, overlooking picturesque Central Park, this hotel offers the advantages of urban living as well as a backyard covering 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 acres of prime New York turf. Whatever you're looking for in a hotel, you'll cer足 tainly find it here at T^e Franklin. Are there lush rooms, you ask? We've got 'em! Every room comes with comfy desks, decorous blackboards, m ilky-white chalk, and the occasional eraser. Is there high-class dining? Look no farther! Our "cafeteria" offers a wide selection of pastries and beverages for your cul足 inary pleasure. W ill 1 have a wide choice of activities? The Franklin is for you. We've got our very own Ping-Pong Room, TV Room, L ib ra ry, and two colos足 sal gymnasiums, one for men, and one for the ladies. How about entertainment? Our Piano Bar features the flying fingers of our renowned chanteur, who comes to us directly from a fruitful stay at the prestigious Dwight H o te l. And what about the service? Ha Ha. We are laugh足 ing at such a question. Our superlative staff is made up of the cream of the hotel crop. If nothing else, when you come to The F ranklin, you w ill fall in love with the service that (among other things, of course) has made us so famous. So come along with us now as we tell you all about the Hotel F ranklin, 1 9 7 7 .


^OTEL STAFF


MR. PAUL V. HILL General Manager

DR. M.C. SPAHN Our Proprietor

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DR. SEAMUS O'HANLON A c tiv ity Coordinator House Detective

MRS. ELIZABETH YOUMAN Domestic Supervisor

MRS. ANN RAPARELLI Treasurer


financial ( A d v is e r s

Mr. Peter Hayn and Miss Zoe Holmes offer guests counselling on pros足 pective investments. Hayn, with his knowledge of the history of world fin 足 ance, and Holmes, with her expertise in the field of economics, can give sound advice concerning the ups and downs of the stock market. Below, Mr. Hayn lectures on the fiscal state of The Franklin.

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Accountants John Reynolds and Stan Sterenberg, handling our books, make sure to keep track of your b ill, no matter how small or how large (heh heh) it may be. Each also conducts math seminars on the main patio, as shown right.

h ea lth Adviser 9 Ms, Marsha Palmer, an ex足 pert biologist, is responsible for the well-being of all guests, serv足 ing also as chief dietician.

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BERT LAURENT

Every hotel has physicians, and The Franklin is no slouch. Our doctors are among the best in their fie ld . They w ill do their best to keep you in top shape, and if they can't cure you, you might as well "kiss it goodbye", as they say.


MRS. SUSAN STOUT

MR. ANGEL GOMEZ

Thanx to our tres wonder足 ful linguists, foreign guests needn't fear the presence of any international barrier.

MR. THOMAS SIN

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Long-staying guests can take part in acting seminars and plays supervised by Entertainment Director Carlos J , Castanon. Above, Castanon conducts his famous class, "Projection and the Index F in g e r."

Ms. Engler, the hotel decor足 ator and a rtis tic coordinator, is responsible for the tasteful atmos足 phere evident throughout the ho te l. She, too, offers seminars; in line construction and pencil consider足 ing.


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These experts of the English Language offer our more permanent guests tutorial service, poetry reading and writing work­ shops ,

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Miss Finnegan allows anyone and everyone to try out for her teams . . . . . . and offers friendly consolation to those who don't make it.

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Secretary f She's a secretary, all right, but she's not a toy. Instead, Mrs. Sonia Zonenshine is a high-class lady, to tally capable of handling all reservations for stays at the Franklin.

Combination Bellhops Janitors Busboys -Maids Valets Disposals The men that make up this handy-dandy threesome - Norberto Vera, Ramon "The Other Guy" Palem, and Juan Lorenzo - are so in love with their work that they wish to continue it as long as pos足 sible - despite their clo se t m il足 lionaire status.

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DISTINGUISHED QUESTS

Over the past year. The Hotel Franklin has had the pleasure of playing host to many distinguished guests, which shows that we cater to only the higher-class clientele. Our hotel is no flophouse. What kind of people come here? Men and women who have made names for themselves in the respective fie ld s. Talented people like Truman Capote, Harold Prince. No, The Franklin is not just any fleabag dump, so get that idea right out of your head. It TAKES a fine hotel to attract the quality guests that stay here. We present to you now a gallery of some of the more d is tin ­ guished visitors who stayed at The Franklin this past year. Look at these people and ask yourself: shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I be a part of this lis t? If you are successful, if you are intelligent, then we think the answer should be y e s .

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it is north, among the pines, or eastward to the sea. But it is never yester足 day or tomorrow. That is another, and a crueler distance; there is no way to get there.


FAYE SOLOMONS

Corn in the fie ld s, listening to the rice when the wind blows cross the water. King Harvest (Has Surely Come), Go out yonder, peace in the va lle y. Come downtown, had the rumble in the alley. Oh, you don't know The Shape I'm In. J . R . Robertson


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11TH NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY MEETING

T o p : J . G e i b a r , C . S c u l l y , E. K a l n i t e , I . D r e x l e r , S . A l z e r , J . M a r i n o f f . B o t t o m : H . C o l e m a n , E. G r e e n b e r g , A . M o n t e s . A b s e n t : M , G a r f i n k l e , N . H i m m e ls te in , K. H ow ard, J . K islak.

T o p : A . C a h n , D. W o n g , C. B l a i r , N. M e a d e , L. M f o m o u , D. G r a n t . B o t t o m : L . F a r b a r , M . H e r m a n , K . F r i e d m a n , L . Z i t o , A. S i n g e r , A. F r a n c o . A b s e n t : J . Levy.

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Once again this year the l\l.C . S . gathered their troops to barrage our guests with humorous anecdotes and sur足 prisingly life lik e caricatures.

X\ T o p : K. H u d g in s , D. W eiss, J . G u s m a n . B o t t o m : J . S k y d e l l . R. C a v a n , R. H o ffm a n , D. M arks, K. F le m in g , C . R o w a n . A bsent: V . D e e , K. L e v e n s o n , M. R iggs.

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AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATON

T o p : V. M orris, C. S a lv a d o r e , N. S i e g e n f e l d , S. P lo w m a n , R. F ish e l, C . R o w e , D. B l a i r , D. D o r f m a n . B o t t o m : N. L e e , C . S u n d e l , D. R a i t z e n . A bsent: D . B lo o m , G. H arris, N. S tott.

Our tooth-pul足 ling pals have been long-time friends of the Franklin, and this year cele足 brated a gala 10th anniversary. They also held Midnight clinics for the firs t time, as shown

T o p : D. B a r n o , A. S itg r a v e s , L. C o o k , C. S ta g g e r s , G . R o b in so n , C. R o m e r o , L . R e n s , C . S c h w a r t z , L . L e w i s , E. D e u t s c h , C . C h i s o l m , Y. L a t t y . B o t t o m : J . D a b d o u b , B . C h a p m a n . D . A n d e r s o n , S . S i e g a l , S. B u t s l k a r e s , A . T h o m p s o n . A b s e n t : C . H o w e , R . S c h l a n o , F. S l l b e r m a n .


BARBERS OF AMERICA

T o p : P. D w y e r , J . S c h m i d t , J . C a r r o l l , L . F i n d l a y , J . H e n k e l . K. M a y e r s , A , K i l l i a n . B o t t o m : S. P u s s e g o d a , A . R i c h a r d , R . M y r i e . A b s e n t : J . B r e s l a u e r , D . D u n d e e , N . J a r k o f f , S . S t o t t , S. W e i n b a u m ,

M . L e a r d i, C . B a rn e s , P. D r a z e n , C. F le tc h e r , A . L ie b e rs o n , B . H arris, L . H i l l s t r o m , l\l. T i l l m a n , L . C o o p e r . A b s e n t : l\l. C a m p b e l l , C . S a r r a c c o .

For the ninth succes足 sive year The Barbers of America clipped their way into the hearts of The Frani<iin's guests. Shown below, left, is a demon足 stration of their newest tonsorial technique, "Group Shearing".


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T o p : E. H a a s , M . W i l s o n , J . R e i c h b a c h , C . d e G e o f f r e y , J . R e i s s . M i d d le ; D. R a w ls, S. W ard , G. M o re a u , R . A r g u e lle s , J . C o l e m a n , A. E d e l s t e i n . B o t t o m : M . M i i h o l l a n d , M . C a s s i d y , R . L e w i s . A b s e n t : S. L a r r a b u r e , E. S i e g e n f i e l d .

T o p : S , M a n d e l , D . F e r g u s o n , D . B a s s e t t , F. F a l c o n e , A . W i l k i n s o n , E. L e d e r m a n , J . D e u t s c h , A . M a t ­ t h e w s , L . S p e n a d e l . M i d d l e : A. E d e l s t e i n , N . H o l z e r , IM. B e c k , K . F i t z g e r a l d . B o t t o m : J . G u a d e l o u p e , M . D a v i s , K . M a l l o y . A b s e n t : G . B a s s o c k , A. M a t t h e w s , G. W e itz n e r .

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The psychiatrists of America came once again this year, note­ pads in hand, to The Franklin for their eighth annual fete. The Freud-lovers amazed and bewil­ dered guests with their lightning-quick analy­ ses and interpretation of provided samples.


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R . W il k i n s o n , D. V i n c e n t s , R . M o h a l l i m , R . ]i J . G a r c i a . B o t t o m : S . F e i n , L . F l e t c h e r , a r t i n e z . A b s e n t : A, C a l d e r o n , J . N a m , E,

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T o p : GÂŤ C o r e , P . A r n e t , M . W o l f , C* H o t c h k i s s , M . D e m a f e s t , B o tto m : R . M u rra y , G. R e sn ic k , R. L a v e n a n t, G. B a u m , L. P r i n g l e . A b s e n t: A. A tk in s , A. G o l d s t e in , L . Ross, J . S to n e A. M a l i n .

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The psychiatrists of America came once again this year, note­ pads in hand, to The Franklin for their eighth annual fete. The Freud-lovers amazed and bewil­ dered guests w ith their lightning-quick analy­ ses and interpretation of provided samples.

quality sta.. the Frankli'' by now yoL, and - excu5\ ly? . . . N o \ right. If you,„ w e ' l l have to sn(?vv*‘> our ace in the hole. W h a t ib T h i n k hard now . . . give up? W h y , il o that big word at the top of the page - A C T I V I T I E S - spelled L - 0 - T - S - A - F - U - l \ l !

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Yes, we have our own publication. And a damned (pardon our French) fine one, too. The grand gazetteers who put the TORTOISE together this year have done some kind of job, and if anybody can disprove that state­ ment, well . . . w e 'll eat our hats.

^orensics Every year the Franklin sends out a team of loqua­ cious St lovable debatesmen to the model united nations, at which the finest hotels from the tri-sta te area are re­ presented. Our creative thinkers, speaking for Swe­ den, abandoned the country's traditional policy of neutral­ ity , declaring war on Ethio­ pia. As usual, the team re­ turned home with heads held high as they were not weight­ ed down by any troublesome trophies . . . or plaques . . . or certificates . . . or pen­ nants.

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^rochute Staff

I The Brochure Staff fought against all odds to put out the 1 9 7 7 e d i t i o n . We w e re faced with unbearable deadlines, incompre足 hensible instructions, and inner turmoil, but s till came up with a fin is h e d product to provide a glimpse into the splendid stay one can e x p e c t a t the Franklin.

T o p Row: G e o rg e V. M o n a rc h ia l A dviser. M id d le Row: C. C raw fo rd , A s s i s t a n t E d i t o r ; M s . Z . H o l m e s , S t a f f A d v i s e r ; E. W o l l a n , R . E v e l e t h , P h o to g ra p h y E ditors; J . D a b d o u b , W. S a m s o n , L. L ew is. B o tto m R o w : R . S m i g e l , H. S a w i k i n , D. D a n k n e r , E d i t o r s . A b s e n t : C . S c u l l y , A ssistan t E d ito r; S . L a n e , C . C a i n e , S . M a c k , P h o t o g r a p h e r s ; W. G a ines; Ad M a n a g e r; S. M o rtim e r, A rtist.

^iteihry (M agazine The Franklin's Literary Maga足 zine, "T h e Red and B lu e " , of足 fered guests a chance to have their own work printed and read by other guests. Was it good? W e'll say. L e f t T o R i g h t: K. F l e m i n g , M rs. J . S a n d e r s o n , S t a f f A d v is e r , K. L e v e n s o n , C . C r a w f o r d , D. B a ssu k .

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H itorial Volunteers Not all of us can instant­ ly master Introductory Ce­ ramics, tending to aza­ leas, or the art of imitating the m ating c a ll of the duck-billed platypus. Betcha-by-golly-w ow no mat­ ter how thickheaded you think you are, our group'll teach you a thing or two.

A udio-V isual Squad T here's no doubt that this year's A udio-V isua l squad broke new ground in presenting filmdom's finest to our fortunate guests. Spectators thrilled as they witnessed such classics as "The Wonderful World of D N A ", "T h e Economy of French Guiana", and that old standby, "A be L in ­ coln; Post-A dolescent".

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Most of our a c tiv itie s here at the Franklin are on the somber side, but when it comes to the carnival, w e ll, you just know that there's gotta be some fun n' games in v o lv e d . But even a clownaround like this one has a serious side . . . 'cause all the money we raise goes to a worth­ while charity.


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They may look ju n io r, but they play basketball in a Big way. And when t h e y ' r e re a d y to s h o o t ho o p s f or our Men's team, w e 'll sure be proud to have 'em.

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T o p R o w : M r. J . R e y n o ld s , C o a c h ; J . G a r c i a , R. O ls e n , D, F e r g u ­ s o n , A . W i l k i n s o n , S . L a r r a b u r e , E. L e d e r m a n , M r . M . O l a y o s , C o a c h ; B o t t o m R o w : A . A t k i n s , R . W i l k i n s o n , R . M u r r a y , D. V i n ­ c e n t s , G . B a u m , D. B r o d y .

That's right — we even have a touch of the internationale in the Franklin athletic program. It's cricket, the game enjoyed by our friends, the Britons. When playing this oft-dangerous sport, our valiant cricketeers have no fear of bodily injury. They are terrified, however, at the prospect of smudging their spotless uniforms.

Cricket T o p R o w : M r . P. H i l l , D. F e r g u s o n , J . G a r c i a , C . d e G e o f f r e y , G. W e i t z n e r , S . M a n d e l , K. M a l l o y , A. M a t ­ t h e w s ; M i d d l e R o w : R . L e w i s , E. L e d e r m a n , A , W i l ­ k in s o n , L , S p e n a d e l , R. B a s s e t t; B o t t o m R o w : A. E d e l s t e i n , R . W i l k i n s o n , J . D e u t s c h , F. F a l c o n e .

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The Franklin's athletic program in足 cludes various teams which provide w illin g guests healthy competition against representatives from other ho足 te ls. This year's soccer team was graced with an influx of new-found f^oreign footballing friends, resulting in a much-improved record, highlight足 ed by a whopping five tie s.

T o p : M . K i m c h i , A . S i n g e r , D. K u n s t e n a a r , J . K i s l a k , S . M o r t i m e r , H . S a w i k i n , IVI. T r o n , D . M a r k s . B o t t o m : E. H a a s , D . R a i t z e n , B . S p e n a d e l , C . R o w e , E. J a c o b s , R. L e v y . A b s e n t : C o a c h M . H e a p , C . C r a w f o r d , R. S m ig e l, C. V alin.


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T o p : G . M o r e a u , K . M a y e r s , N . M e a d e , V . M o r r i s , M. H o l z e r , L. H i l ls tr o m . M i d d l e : C o a c h M . P a l m e r , F. S o l o m o n s , S . A d d e r l e y , A. T h o m p s o n . B o t t o m : M . L e a r d i , L . M f o m o u , l o v a b l e p o o c h m a s c o t P e p p e r , K. S u n d e l l , C . C h i s o l m , M . W ils o n . A b 足 s e n t : D. G r a n t , K . H u d g i n s

Yes, that's the number " 1 " that our fifteen fine freethrowing f illie s are flaunting with their fair forefingers - - and for good reason. This year's group of dainty dribblers marched through their schedule relatively unscathed, losing but one game. Most of the credit for the team's success must be given to Captain Faye Solomons, who carried the bulk of the scor足 ing load with an average of nearly 3 0 points per contest. Faye also broke her own a ll-tim e Franklin scoring record with 5 3 points in one game.


c^l^en’s basketball T his year's barnstorming men's basketball team had a fine season, considering the mass exodus of last year's V . I . P . s . Despite this cum­ bersome handicap, the play­ ers managed to band together well enough to produce a re­ spectable showing, as they took on representatives from other New York-area hotels. As the brochure w ent to press, our hustling hoopsters s till had a chance to win playoff honors in the ACIH (Athletic Conference of Inde­ pendent Hotels). T o p R o w : C o a c h M . O la y o s , R. H o f f m a n , D. A l b i n , G. P a p p a s , R. E v e l e t h , B , C h a p m a n . B o t t o m R o w : D. M a r k s , R . L e v y , B . S p e n a d e l , C o C a p t a i n s J . B e r k e , E. J a c o b s .

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T o p : M . W ils o n , K. H u d g in s , M . L e a r d i , L . H i l l s t r o m , J . G e i b a r , S . S i e g e l . B o t t o m : L . F a r b a r , C . B l a i r , N , M e a d e , K. S u n d e l l, B. H arris.

Basketball is no longer the only sport that has been invaded by the made足 moiselles here at the Franklin. This year our delightful dames also became involved in the sport of one-two-three and over, commonly known as vo lle y足 ball.

T o p : M . T r o n , E. W o l l a n , R . L e v y , A . F r a n c o , B o t t o m : D . B l a i r , J . T o c k a r , S . L a n e , C . C a i n e , S . S i e g e l . A b s e n t : K . F r i e d m a n , E. Jacobs, T . L evine.

Sure we have tennis at the Franklin. Our racqueteers enjoyed the fine fa c ilitie s of nearby Yankee Stadium, where they have the option of playing amongst themselves or taking a few tips from our resident pro, pictured above.


Swimming

Other hotels are always harping about how the Franklin doesn't have its very own swimming pool. W e ll, nuts to them, because our guests are more than satisfied (darn it, they're downright t i l e a s ^ with the Rhinelander Pool, our sparkling, easily accessible fa c ility which is only a little bit crosstown.

Chess We have cul足 t u r e at t he F r a n k l i n , al l right. Take the Chess Club . . . pl ease! Ha Ha, we're only fo o lin g . S e ri足 ousl y, f ol ks, these would be grandmasters a re r a p i d l y l e a r n i n g to move t h e i r pawns, rooks, and bishops in a most delight足 ful way.

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^ I P â&#x2013; Staff Activities Our distinguished guests took time out to square off against the staff in a series of c o n te s ts , maching both minds and bodies. They locked horns in a variety of sports, and everybody had some good, clean fun.

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Science Exhibitions You never saw science so good as at our annual exhibi足 tion. Every year our ameobainclined guests manage to come up with some eye-popping new ideas. Among this year's novelties was "Com足 pounds", a scientified ver足 sion of " S c r a b b le " , which was so original that it might even be patented. Pretty im足 pressive, eh?

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Qrub Day" As a rule, improper dress at the Franklin w ill draw a thumbs-down verdict from our executive board. It's no secret that we expect only the finest in haberdashery from our guests. An exception, howev­ er, is Grub Day, a biannual af­ fa ir, in which guests may discard their natty attire and don anything and everything in the world of duddery.

E v e n s ta f f m e m b e r s t o o k p a r t in t h e f e s t i v i t i e s , s u c h a s Mrs. Y o u m a n , w h o p l a y e d " H a r d H a t t e d H a n n a h " to th e d elig h t of ev ery o n e.

^ntem ational Dinner With its rousing success this season, it is hoped that The In­ ternational Dinner w ill become a December tradition for years to come. Guests were treated to many a tasty delicacy from coun­ tries all over our great, big, won­ derful world.

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Clive Barnes Drops In

Some of our rivals insist that major ce­ lebrities avoid the Franklin . . . w e ll, don't tell that to Clive Barnes! The famous theater/dance critic graciously paid us a v is it in December, and proved once again that the bigger they are, the nicer they are. And smart, too!

Drama Ensemble

Speaking of theater, one of our most active groups is the Drama Ensem­ ble. They're the ones who put on those dandy shows (directed by the highly respected Carlos Castanon) that put grins on the faces of even the most skeptical guests. They're devoted, they're thespians, and they're a swell bunch of kids. Of course, nothing lasts forever — not even the En­ semble as we know it today. That's why we brought in Kathy Dacre as assistant theater whiz. Mrs. D. pre­ pares performers of the future for their turn at the top - a sure-fire method for keeping the Franklin all by its lonesome as the frontrunner in New York hotel dramat­ ics. 77


The Questioning o f S^ick Earlier this season, the troupe presented a double­ bill by Arthur Kopit, famed writer of stage. Those who came were sp e llb o u nd by these penetrating works, and left the theater better people.

i Chamber (^J\/hisic Girl Crazy Last spring the gang really got the jo in t jumping with their interpretation of Gershwin's " G irl C ra zy". The snappy comedy combined with the well-known musical score had people leaving the theater happy and a - w h is t lin '.

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ADMISSIONand THE ROUNDS So you want to come now. eh? W e ll, hold off on your packing for just a minute, because although we're tops in your book, we can't be sure that y o u 'll (no offense) measure up to the high standards set forth by our humble establishment. Upon receiving your application for gwestmanship, we w ill carefully consider-your background and credentials. Following the usual auditions, interviews, and the like, our executive board w ill hana down the final (un)favorable decision concerning your acceptance. Should you indeed be admitted to our stately manor, these subsequent glimpses of our acreage w ill provide you with an ample taste of a memorable experience to come. And for those of you who do not quite make the grade, at least they w ill be a permanent memento of that which might have been.


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What kind of hotel would we be w ithout a lobby? W h y , a hotel w i t h o u t a l o b b y , of course! Ha Ha. That's just a joke, but our lob足 by is nothing to snicker at. It's got tiled floors (wall to w a ll), a plush chair to sit in, handsome plaques a d o rn in g the w alls, and also serves as an entryway to the rest of the hotel.

The cafeteria is where guests consume th e ir daily meals . . . we have the finest in pas足 tries and beverages. The cafeteria is noted for its white glove cleanliness as well as its policy of service with a smile.

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When you're in the mood for a real fun time, our recrea足 tion room w ill f i l l the b ill. What is better than a blistering game of ping-pong to turn even the meanest sour-puss into a regular guy.

^ ite Club There's never a dull evening for guests who frequent the "Oasis Room", our late-night place to go. Here, singing his gut-wrenching rendition of " I 'v e Gotta Be M e " , singer-comedian Seamus O'Hanlon, who doubles as A c tiv ity Coordinator of the Franklin.


Gymnasiums Our gymnasiums are perfect examples of that old saying "Q ua lity over q u a n tity ". Why choose a large arena where you w ill exhaust yourself by running up and down a "regula足 tio n " court, when the Franklin offers all the good points of a vast gymnastic wasteland, in a more compact and convenient size. There's one for men, and also one for the la足 dies (sorry, gents, but the age of women's lib has come).


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By the slight chance that our cafeteria is unable to satisfy your jaded appetite, you always have the option to v is it one of two fine eateries on beautiful Columbus Avenue. F irs t, there's " A r t h u r 's " , a quaint estab足 lishment which serves up such sumptuous fare as bagels with butter and tunafish sandwiches. Or for those with more exotic tastes, there is a l足 ways the superb "W hite Cup Food S h o p ", a secluded little nook which provides not only epicurean wizardry, but a delightful ambience as w e ll, with large picture windows through which you can sometimes even see.

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