Loew’s State on Broadway


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


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.