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Opened on March 9th, 1960.
Opened on January 31st, 1957.
The “sex hygiene” classic “Mom and Dad” had been shown around the USA since 1945, but didn’t arrive in the Greater New York area until 1957 due to censorship hassles. The indie Jamaica Theatre booked it following its dual premiere engagement at the Central in Manhattan and Strand in downtown Brooklyn.
Opened seventy-five years ago today, on November 24th, 1938…The title reminds of that classic TV commercial for “Barbie” and “Ken” dolls, where they were dressed as Calamity Jane and the Lone Ranger.
Advertised seventy-four years ago today, on November 24th, 1939.
Original Punch and Judy auditorium viewed from stage.
Auditorium view towards stage, with lighting effects that frequently change to suit the mood.
View from balcony towards stage
This Thanksgiving Holiday Show opened on November 13th, 1952, with a custom-fitted historical epic on screen.
This a fuller version of the ad previously posted by “Richard.”
It must be historically noted that the Linkletter stage show was set for 11/23/63, the morning after what turned out to be the last day of life for President Kennedy. Was the Keith’s Flushing show actually held? And did any of the other theatres mentioned in this ad operate on that day?
Opened on November 8th, 1957, as the Roxy’s Thanksgiving Holiday Show. The romantic comedy proved one of the least popular of Cary Grant’s collaborations with director Stanley Donen. Pop singer Diane Corby, who topped the stage show, may have reached the zenith of her career with the Roxy booking. Whatever became of her?
Due to Production Code restrictions, the film version of the controversial Broadway stage hit downplayed the homosexual element, and also never used the “h” word. Deborah Kerr and John Kerr (who were unrelated) repeated their stage roles, as did Leif Erickson.
Opened on September 27th, 1956, following a record-breaking run of “High Society” (and stage revue).
The original American title for this MGM screwball comedy was “Live, Love and Learn.”
Here is a new link to the “Christmas Spectacular” review published yesterday. It may not work for everyone, as some NYT viewing is limited to subscribers:
Opened on January 31st, 1951…This was the best of the many stage shows that I actually saw at the Roxy. Danny Kaye was in hilarious form, especially in his rendition of “The Lobby Song,” which spoofed the opening credits to a fictional movie western. The show also introduced me to singer Yma Sumac, who was on the verge of becoming a world star with her amazing multi-octave voice.
Opened seventy-seven years ago this month, on November 19th, 1936…The Selznick production was Marlene Dietrich’s first film to open at RCMH, and also the first of her career in color (perfected Technicolor).
Was this previously known as the Madison Theatre, with an address of 823 Main Street? Here’s a view from the 1930s: kdl
Reported seventy-five years ago today, on November 20th, 1938. $100,000 would be equivalent to about $1.66 million in 2013.
Opened fifty years ago today, on November 20th, 1963. Additional suburban theatres are listed at the bottom of the ad.
“High Society” was a musicalized version of “The Philadelphia Story,” a Broadway stage hit which restored Katharine Hepburn to popularity after being branded “box office poison” in movies. She also starred in the film version, which debuted at RCMH in 1940.
This is an earlier New York Times article on the same subject:
Here’s an activated link to the original post by “Cybermoz” last January: