The year was 1939. Fair Havenite Ken Lockwood, now 91, was told by his dad after he graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, then Rumson High, that he needed to go out and get a job.
So, that's what Lockwood did. He wandered down Monmouth Street in Red Bank and saw a sign in the window of the then Carlton Theater, now Count Basie, that said, "Ushers Wanted." He was hired on the spot for what he thought then was a fortune.
The theater only showed movies at the time and he took his job very seriously, spending his earnings on bus fare and candy. Some interesting things happened at the Carlton back in the day.
See how much Lockwood made as a teen fresh out of RFH, and find out what was considered the big night at the Carlton.Click on the video above for a glimpse into the past as an RFH grad. Got candy?