Marcus Loew Bronze Plaque for sale
I have a vintage Marcus Loew bronze plaque that I am considering selling. Before I post it on ebay, I thought I would list it on this site. This plaque came from the Loew’s Oriental. It was taken in the 70’s. This is one of 144+ plaques installed in every Loew movie palace in the US in 1929. It’s in excellent condition and has an estimated replacement value of $1350 (if it were recreated today).I should mention that there is no signature or other identification of the artist of the bust.
Thanks to Warren Harris for the 1929 article from the New York Times.
At the time of Loew’s death in 1927, 144 theaters had been completed and 24 more were in construction. It is likely (though unconfirmed) that each of those 168 theaters had a memorial plaque installed in 1929. I wonder how many of the original plaques are still in place …
If you are interested or have any questions you may .
Here’s hoping someone will find and please DONATE one of these plaques to the non-profit THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY in Elmhurst, Illinois.
I knew someone who had one,they wanted $500.00 plus shipping and handling.
Tisloews.You never grabbed one?
The Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst, IL, already has one of these.