Los Angeles Aglow

Postmarked September 5, 1944:


On back of postcard:
“Broadway at night, in downtown Los Angeles, is aglow with brilliant lights. The many attractive shops, theatres and cafes afford great interest to visitors of the Southland.”

The Los Angeles Theatre is on the right with the Palace opposites, vertical sign in red. The white verticals of the Loew’s State are in the background just beyond Bullock’s.

Postally Unused:


“Seventh and Broadway is the hub of activity upon whici the City of Los Angeles constantly revolves. Its daily passing parade reflects a true cross section of the population of this metropolis of the West.”

Loew’s State

Postally Unused (1941):


Double feature at the United Artists Theatre: “Smilin’ Through” and “Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day.”

The Orpheum vertical is on the right.


Theatre Talks

Postcards part of the Theatre TalkCollection, 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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