Greetings from New Orleans

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Orpheum

 

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From back of postcard:

“Canal Street and the ever growing skyline of the South’s Greatest City. This 171 foot wide thoroughfare has been termed America’s most beautiful business street. It has terrazzo paving with pink borders.”

Saenger Theatre 

Loew’s State

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.

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Loew’s State on Broadway

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1921-Early tinted postcard “based on a pre-opening drawing.”

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Circa 1959 with “Ben-Hur”, at the Egyptian, advertised on the readerboard.

From Back of postcard:
“The heartbeat of a busy metropolis”

State Theatre

Los Angeles Conservancy

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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Broadway Theatre, Derry, N. H.

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A brief history of the Broadway Theatre from Derry Revisited by By Richard Holmes and William Dugan, Arcadia Publishing 2005:

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“The Broadway Theater first opened around 1913 and soon became the entertainment center for the town. The door to the left of the arch led to a poolroom and bowling alleys. At the time of this photograph, the featured film was Good Little Devil, with Mary Pickford. The theatre could hold up to 400 customers.

“The name was changed to the Derry Theater in 1938 and the Plaza Cinema in 1965. The building was destroyed in a 1979 fire.”

 

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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Juneau Theatre, Milwaukee

Interior Circa 1910:

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UMN Libraries, University of Wisconsin:
“Juneau Theater at 609 Mitchell Street opened in 1910 as a vaudeville stage. Several years later, the Saxe brothers leased the theater and showed movies there. The Juneau closed in 1965 and the building was converted into office and retail space.”

 

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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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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St. Paul Auditorium, St. Paul, Minnesota

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From back of postcard:
“The Auditorium of St. Paul is the first and only building in the world which has been equipped with the peculiar devices which provide for its almost instantaneous transformation from a theatre to a great public hall, a city block in length.

“As a theatre, utilizing one-third of the space, the building seats 3,200 people; as a public auditorium it seats 10,000 people.”

Sheldon Aubut’s Saint Paul History:

Photo Copyright 1907 by T. W. Ingersoll

Published by Wright, Barrett & Stilwell Company, St. Paul, Minn.

Postmarked May 2, 1911:

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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.

Walks also available at Local Expeditions

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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Parsons’ Theatre, Hartford

Postmarked January 5, 1906:

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Don’t know about Nell and the Cradle. As for Parsons’–

Hartford Courant, February 5, 2014:
“The jewel in Hartford’s theatrical crown was Parsons [sic] Theater located at the  junction of Prospect Street and American (Central) Row. For more than three decades beginning in the 1890s, it not only presented touring shows, but like the Shubert, New York-bound shows, too.”   

 

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.

Walks also available at Local Expeditions

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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