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I looked up the movie “The Man Who Reclaimed His Head” and it was released in 1934 and starred Claude Rains. “Murders in the Rue Morgue” with Bela Lugosi was released in 1932. Boxer Max Baer made a few films in the early 1930s.
Joe S, many thanks for the picture…finally.
I’ve been attempting to post a picture of the Rogers for months and failed. My photo is in color and taken after the theater closed up circa 1965/66. It is shot from the same direction as yours (with a bit more of the el showing).
I apologize for the delay and perhaps one day I will get to post it.
Between Dubya and his cousin Cougar do you happen to know the year that the Rogers closed down?
Do you happen to have a picture of the Rogers to post here?
Dubya, I went to the Rogers from around 1948 thru 1958 after which we moved from the neighborhood.
Do you know the exact year the Rogers closed their doors? And do you gents have a picture of the thrater to post here?
I have a picture circa 1965/66 that I hope to post here soon.
Ed, those are some great shots of the site where the Strand and Majestic Theaters once flourished.
I recall going to the Strand Theater in my youth. I believe I saw “Calamity Jane” there wih Doris Day, in the 1950s.
Thanks for sharing.
Joe, I will sit tight, and finally we may have a picture of the Rogers Theater for all to see, especially for you.
OK, I got an account with Photobucket, now what do I do?
Can someone explain to me in layman’s terms how to post the photo of the Rogers Theater here on Cinema Treasures? Like step #1, step #2, step #3 etc.
I would appreciate it.
Joe, if someone can explain to me in layman’s terms how to post a picture on here, I will be glad to do it since I have a nice photo of the Rogers Theater from 1965/66.
Warren, thank you for the very interesting information regarding “Rio Rita”.
Very interesting information, Ligg. Williamsburg theaters were my domain when I lived with my grandmother on South 8th. in the 1940’s & 1950s. I went to the Aster, Marcy, Commodore, and especially the Williamsburg.
I’m sorry to hear that the Commodore will be demolished, the last of its kind in the area.
Also frequented the Rainbow as I posted on March 3, ‘06, and surrounding theaters.
Those were the days.
Most of these critics that panned “2001” didn’t want to look like dummies, and tried quickly to redeem themselves at year end, for making a dreadful mistake on their parts.
No doubt, we needed Wanda Hale of the New York Daily News to review “2001”.
EdSolero, thanks a heap. It was most interesting, and nice to know that the building where the Strand Theatre was located in all it’s glory wasn’t destroyed. One of the films I saw there was “Calamity Jane” with Doris Day.
The Dollar Dreams store is a hoot and seems out of place there. Is it a store where everything is a dollar?
EdSolero, your picture is not coming through for me. It’s too bad since I wanted to get a look at it, especially since I am familiar with the area.
Unusual indeed. I wonder if there was a swimming pool on stage for the dynamic Johnny Weissmuller?
Believe me, if I was around in 1932 I would have enjoyed such a show.
I noticed that the movie “Letty Lynton” with Joan Crawford was the next attraction at the Capitol, a rare film that is constantly requested on Turner Classic Movies.
KenRoe, the pictures were a real treat, and brought back memories of my days attending the Rainbow Theatre. Also appreciated the many other pictures of the locations where other theatres once stood such as the Graham and the Lindy, which I also frequented.
Thank you very much.
BrooklynJim, It’s amazing how well you recall most of the films that you saw at the Peerless Theatre.
By the way I was in a few ‘dumps’ that also had the concession stand directlty under the screen.
And I miss that clanky Myrtle Ave el, which I use to see go by from my window on Stockton St. through an empty lot.
By the way I would appreciate some info on how to obtain that DVD you mentioned.
BrooklynJim, you might find this interesting:
E.J. Korvette was founded in 1948 (two years before the Korean War) by a Jewish World War II veteran named Eugene Ferkauf. Ferkauf explains the nomenclature thusly:
â€œI had a name picked out for the store, E.J. Korvette. â€˜Eâ€™ is for Eugene, my first name, and â€˜Jâ€™ stands for Joe Swillenberg, my associate and my pal. As for â€˜Korvette,â€™ it was originally meant to be spelled with a â€˜Câ€™ after the Canadian marine sub-destroyer, simply because I thought the name had a euphonious ring. When it came time to register the name, we found it was illegal to use a naval class identity, so we had to change the spelling to â€˜K.â€™â€
So there you have it. E.J. Korvettes does not stand for Eight Jewish Korean Veterans, not does it stand for Eleven Jewish Korean Veterans.
I enjoyed reading your recollections of Fulton St., BrooklynJim. I remember the stores that you mentioned including May’s although E.J. Korvette was my favorite. It was affordable.
I lived on Stockton St., off Tompkins Ave. and the Myrtle Ave. El was around the corner from me. I recall passing the Peerless Theate on my way to Fulton St. but never went in there. It looked like a ‘dump’ although I am a ‘dump’ fan. Frequented many in my day.
However, the RKO Albee was the cream of the crop and I’ll always remember those enjoyable days I spent there.
Bway, it’s a shame that the site now lays dormant after demolishing the Broadway Theatre. It would have been a better idea to save the palatial theatre. What a waste!
Just to let you know that Turner Classic Movies has a close to pristine print of “The Stork Club” that they show occasionally on their wonderful station.
Annirgirl, it was always a nice experience when we went to the RKO Albee in downtown Brooklyn.
I also remember Juniors (it’s still there and in business) and was across from the Paramount Theatre. That had yummy cheese cake.
Do you recall a Chinese Restaurant that was located above the some stores on Fulton St.? It was on the same side of the street as EJ Korvettes. We use to dine up there and the vegetable soup was terrific. We use to take home a quart.
Those were the days.
Warren, believe it or not I knew Corse Payton’s widow Henrietta Corse Brown Payton. She was a lovely woman, crippled in a wheelchair, and lived across from me on Stockton St. in Brooklyn.
I use to help her out by doing deeds around the house and walking her dog. I also took her to the Rogers Theatre on Broadway, pushing her there in the wheelchair.
She was also a stage actress, and showed me many stills from her plays, and some of her husband. It was very interesting.
I recall those days fondly.
Sean, the list of films you compiled for the year 1930 at the Capitol Theatre are outstanding.
Do I have your permission to share this list with the movie buffs at Turner Classic Movies. Since the station has shown many of the features listed, I believe the members would enjoy seeing it.
Anniegirl, I’m familiar with the Bungalow Bar ice cream but it was the Good Humor man that came around our block in the Bed-Sty section of Brooklyn. He use to give out a plastic charm to all the kids that bought an ice cream.
How about the watermelon man (with a cart load of melons, pulled by a horse)? Or the ice man?