Greetings from Motor City

Postally Unused Card

On back of postcard:
“Woodward Avenue–the world’s finest and busiest highway.”

Fox Theatre Detroit

Fox Theatre-Historic Detroit

Postmarked September 30, 1938

From back of postcard:
“In the heart of Detroit’s activities is one of the busiest sections.”

The Family Theatre, bottom left, became the Follies in its final “XXX” days. On July 26, 1973, the building was destroyed in a five–alarm fire during a screening of “Deep Throat.”

Fire Photos

Family Theatre

Postcard 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.

Private walks also available.

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.

Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition




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