“Boardwalk Empire” in the News

Caesars Atlantic City VP of Marketing Erin Chamberlin addresses the crowd at the Circus Maximus Theater on Sunday, Sept. 19, prior to the "Conversations & Storytelling" event, which was followed by a viewing party of the first episode of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" (Photo Donald B. Kravitz)

Caesars Atlantic City VP of Marketing Erin Chamberlin addresses the crowd at the Circus Maximus Theater on Sunday, Sept. 19, prior to the "Conversations & Storytelling" event, which was followed by a viewing party of the first episode of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" (Photo Donald B. Kravitz)

OK, now that the premiere episode of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire has aired, let’s get to some recent and interesting Web articles and blog posts on the series, its production and its premiere, that have been popping up across the World Wide Web.

First up is this blog about the set in Brooklyn where HBO created the 1920 Atlantic City, click here.

Next, critics from far and wide have been hailing HBO’s Boardwalk Empire as one of the only new TV series worth watching this fall season. Tough break for network TV. The raves come come from critics across the country, including NPR’s David Bianculli, a long-time TV critic and professor at Rowan. See his blog post here.

And we can’t forget the Washington Post’s excellent blog posts here.

TV.com has this cool post, too.

Meanwhile, thestreet.com this morning asks if the new HBO series will revive Atlantic City.

Meanwhile, do a search for “Boardwalk Empire” and you’ll find thousands of reviews. Most of them very favorable. No doubt HBO is already working on a second a season and perhaps even a third by now.

The reviews were also very positive for the new HBO series, based on the book by Nelson Johnson, following the viewing party at Caesars Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 19. The free event was open to the public — about 750 people filled the Circus Maximus Theater — and was preceded by a “Conversations & Storytelling” panel discussion.

Last Thursday’s HBO premiere night in Atlantic City (see story, pics and video here) was a gas, and Sunday’s event was a blast. Prior to the 9pm viewing of episode one of Boardwalk Empire, a distinguished panel of Atlantic City historians, including Vicki Gold Levi, Ralph Hunter, Pinky Kravitz, Israel Posner, Jim Waltzer and Allen “Boo” Pergament, took the theater stage for nearly two hours to discuss different facets of Atlantic City’s history in relation to the new HBO series.

"Conversations & Storytelling" with (left to right) Ralph Hunter, Izzy Posner, Allen "Boo" Pergament and Jeff Schwachter (Photo Donald B. Kravitz)

"Conversations & Storytelling" with (left to right) Ralph Hunter, Izzy Posner, Allen "Boo" Pergament and Jeff Schwachter (Photo Donald B. Kravitz)

The event was moderated by Jeff Schwachter, editor of Atlantic City Weekly, and presented by Atlantic City Weekly, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority and Caesars Atlantic City. Thanks to Stockton College and the Atlantic City Free Public Library.

Ralph Hunter (Photo Donald B. Kravitz)

Ralph Hunter (Photo Donald B. Kravitz)

The founder and president of the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey (in Newtonville, Atlantic County), Ralph Hunter, delighted the crowd with his stories and questions to the audience.

Here’s a video of AC Weekly’s Whitney Ullman interviewing attendees as they walked into the event on Sunday.

Also, be sure to look at AC Weekly’s “Boardwalk Empire Notes” web page for interviews, stories and more. Also, join our “AC Weekly Boardwalk Empire Fan Club” Facebook page here.

Until next episode…

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