Summer Greetings from the Old Bay State

Movies and dancing at Bournehurst-on-the-Canal:

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“It had a short life, but for fourteen summers, Bournehurst-on-the-Canal in Buzzards Bay was the place to to hear top-name jazz bands.”

“Bournehurst was also home to other kinds of entertainment. In addition to its ballroom, it was used as a movie theater.”

Cape Cod Jazz: From Colombo to the Columns by John A. Baslie


Postmarked July 30, 1909:

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Written on back:

“Weather awful hot. Rather glad I’m leaving soon.”–Lu


Postcards part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.





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