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Keith’s Theater on Tremont in 1906, large format photo:
Warren provides this link to the Forgotten NY website page featuring a photo of the Kent near the bottom right hand column:
The following is a link to an article in the Queens Chronicle , and is courtesy of Warren. He comments on the imagein the article: ‘A 1942 photo shows a double feature of “I Wake Up Screaming” & “Swamp Water” on the marquee’.
Michael Cohen was a major stock holder in the new Robinson Grand after the 1939 fire.
0n 24 July 1934, the Robinson Grand was showing “"Now I’ll Tell” based on the book by the wife of Arnold Rothstein. Spencer Tracey, Alice Faye and Helen Twelve Trees were featured.
This photo from 1931, courtesy of Warren, is from the Daily News archive. It was taken during the trial of the 1nfamous Harry Power, when the trial was moved from the Courthouse in Clarksburg to the theater due to the immense crowds wanting to attend the proceedings.
Note the name is “Moore” on the vertical, not “Moore’s”.
I am the one that posted the comment, not Warren, and the format was mine. I have no problem with the way Lost Memory has been posting and greatly enjoy and appreciate his efforts to share information with all of us. Let us all move forward and keep posting what pieces of information we find of interest on the subject of theater history. Thanks.
Warren provided the link so others could share in the enjoyment of this fine image. Full credit to Daily News is provided when one links to photo.
On 1949 photo above, Warren comments: “The marquee of the Orient Theatre can be seen at right (west of Howard’s clothing store) in this 1949 photo of Bill ("Bojangle”) Robinson’s funeral procession on 125th Street in Harlem".
Link to image of Bill Robinson’s 1949 funeral procession on 125th Street showing Orient Theater:
Courtesy of Warren.
Above photo, a really rare image until recently, is posted courtesy of Warren.
Casino Theatre on 9/14/47 in Yorkville Casino Building.
This fine close up of the marquee as it was in 1933 is courtesy of Warren.
Regarding the above photo, Warren notes “Great photo from May 1937 showing dedication of Father Duffy statue in Duffy Square near West 47th Street. In background are the Mayfair Theatre with original (and huge) marquee, RKO Palace, and Embassy Newsreel. The CT listing for the Mayfair is as Embassy 2,3,4”
An exceptionally GREAT photo of Times Square and theaters on 2 May 1937 with the dedication of statue of Father Duffy, heroic chaplin to the “Fighting 69th” Regiment during WW1:
Coutesy of Warren
Cinema Rendezvous in 1969, courtesy of Warren
Fox Photo in 1962, courtesy Warren
“Fire at Fox Academy of Music in 1930 3/20/1930”, Courtesy of Warren
Photo , circa 1920.
Photo, around 1922, Tarzan is Elmo Lincoln.
Above photo of opening night at the Astor of GWTW from 19 December 1939.
Opening night for GWTW. Warren reports “A reserved-seat roadshow at the Astor Theatre, simultaneous with continuous performances at the Capitol Theatre”
Photo link, 23 November 1939, courtesy of Warren. This is a very interesting one:
1945 photo W.45 Street Box Office Line:
1944 photo from LIFE collection:
Here is a link to the Forgotten Street Scenes website. It is the Court Street page. Some current or former theater are shown.
About three quarters of the way down the page , a building is shown, obviously a theater at one time. It is located near Baltic on Court Street. The web master asks help in identifying this old theater’s name.
The link comes from Warren G. Harris. He believes that this building may once have been the Cinart.