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Tinseltoes commented about Auditorium View on Nov 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

Circa 1904.

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Tinseltoes commented about "Into the 4th Dimension" (1960) on Nov 25, 2013 at 8:28 am

Opened on March 9th, 1960.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1957) on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

Opened on January 31st, 1957.

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Tinseltoes commented about Life After Loew's (1957) on Nov 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

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.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1938) on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:50 am

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.

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Tinseltoes commented about "Topnotchka!" (1939) on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

Advertised seventy-four years ago today, on November 24th, 1939.

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Tinseltoes commented about Vintage Interior (1914) on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

Original Punch and Judy auditorium viewed from stage.

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Tinseltoes commented about Rejuvenated auditorium as nightclub on Nov 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

Auditorium view towards stage, with lighting effects that frequently change to suit the mood.

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Tinseltoes commented about Auditorium as "legit" playhouse on Nov 24, 2013 at 7:55 am

View from balcony towards stage

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Enagement (1952) on Nov 24, 2013 at 7:01 am

This Thanksgiving Holiday Show opened on November 13th, 1952, with a custom-fitted historical epic on screen.

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Tinseltoes commented about The Morning After (1963) on Nov 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

This a fuller version of the ad previously posted by “Richard.”

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Tinseltoes commented about The Morning After (1963) on Nov 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

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?

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Tinseltoes commented about Turkey Time (1957) on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

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?

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Tinseltoes commented about Diluted Brew (1956) on Nov 22, 2013 at 7:47 am

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.

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Tinseltoes commented about Diluted Brew (1956) on Nov 22, 2013 at 7:40 am

Opened on September 27th, 1956, following a record-breaking run of “High Society” (and stage revue).

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Tinseltoes commented about Metro Cinema on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

The original American title for this MGM screwball comedy was “Live, Love and Learn.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

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: NYTimes

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Tinseltoes commented about "Broadway's Wonder Show!" (1951) on Nov 21, 2013 at 6:56 am

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.

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Engagement (1936) on Nov 21, 2013 at 6:32 am

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).

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Tinseltoes commented about Bourbon Theatre on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Was this previously known as the Madison Theatre, with an address of 823 Main Street? Here’s a view from the 1930s: kdl

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Tinseltoes commented about Renovated for $100,000 (1938) on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

Reported seventy-five years ago today, on November 20th, 1938. $100,000 would be equivalent to about $1.66 million in 2013.

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Tinseltoes commented about Golden Anniversary of Showcase Engagement (1963) on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:32 am

Opened fifty years ago today, on November 20th, 1963. Additional suburban theatres are listed at the bottom of the ad.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1956) on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

“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.

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Tinseltoes commented about Movie theater matrons gone from NY on Nov 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

This is an earlier New York Times article on the same subject: NYTimes

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Tinseltoes commented about Loew's Valencia Theatre on Nov 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

Here’s an activated link to the original post by “Cybermoz” last January: Scoutingny