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Tinseltoes commented about Paramount Theatre (1953) on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:32 am

“Welcome Home Eddie!” refers to Fisher’s previous work at the Paramount as an ubilled singer with the resident organist during intermissions.

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Tinseltoes commented about Astor Theatre on Oct 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

In the Photos Section, I’ve posted images of the Astor’s original auditorium and the 1959 modernization. In the interim, the original design with boxes and two balconies remained, but with periodic refurbishments of decor and seating.

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Tinseltoes commented about Supplementary entrance/exit on Gates Avenue on Oct 9, 2012 at 3:35 am

This might have been the only Gates vertical. I’m not sure if the Gates had a vertical on Broadway due to the elevated subway structure facing that entrance.

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Tinseltoes commented about Exterior of Madison Theatre in Bushwick on Oct 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

The main listing should use the “re” ending for the “T” word: Madison Theatre (not Madison Theater).

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Tinseltoes commented about Architect John Eberson on Oct 8, 2012 at 7:26 am

The Universal was Eberson’s first atmospheric theatre in the northeastern United States.

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Tinseltoes commented about Fox Kew Gardens Theatre on Oct 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

The theatre is located in the upper right hand corner of this photo.

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Tinseltoes commented about RKO Alden Theatre on Oct 6, 2012 at 4:15 am

I posted an image of the auditorium in the Photos Section for this listing. I have a feeling that many readers are missing the photos because most of them are not displayed as part of this page. And I don’t think that alerts are sent out as they are for the comments page. Unless one goes to the Photo Section, you won’t know what new photos have been posted. I’ve also noticed that since the Photos Section was added, we seem to have attracted a new sort of member who only posts photos and rarely or never makes comments.

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Tinseltoes commented about "Billy Jack" on Oct 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

Old seats melted down into vinyl?

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Tinseltoes commented about Cameo Theatre marquee on Oct 5, 2012 at 6:55 am

P.S. All three were in the same block.

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Tinseltoes commented about Town Theatre on Oct 5, 2012 at 5:04 am

I’ve just posted a rare view of the Town Theatre’s marquee in the Photos Section for this listing.

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Tinseltoes commented about Grand opening ad as the Trans-Lux 72nd Street (1948) on Oct 5, 2012 at 3:56 am

Programs at the other Trans-Lux theatres in the Greater New York area are also given, as well as a note at the bottom for Manhattan newsreelers at Broadway & 49th and 60th on Madison.

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Tinseltoes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 4, 2012 at 3:56 am

Sixty-seven years ago today, MGM’s eagerly-awaited and NYC-localed “Week-end at the Waldorf” opened its premiere engagment at RCMH, with Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, and Van Johnson topping the cast. The B&W melodrama had similarities to MGM’s earlier blockbuster, “Grand Hotel,” but wasn’t a remake. Leon Leonidoff’s stage spectacular, “Golden Harvest,” was reduced in length due to the film’s runnng time of two hours and ten minutes.

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Tinseltoes commented about "The Incident" on Oct 3, 2012 at 4:09 am

Ism’t the photo “way-off-topic” for this website?

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Tinseltoes commented about Vintage postcard view of entire theatre/office building on Oct 2, 2012 at 6:59 am

Theatre entrance obscured by truck in lower right corner of the image.

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Tinseltoes commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Oct 2, 2012 at 4:21 am

I’ve just added two B&W images of the original Jewel auditorium to the Photos Section.

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Tinseltoes commented about Original auditorium on Oct 2, 2012 at 4:16 am

A real Jewel of modernism, with a raised stadium section at the rear.

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Tinseltoes commented about Mezzanine promenade as repainted by church on Oct 1, 2012 at 8:02 am

John Eberson would flip over in his casket!

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Tinseltoes commented about Garden, Richmond Hill on Oct 1, 2012 at 7:29 am

Copied from 1924 newspaper ad.

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Tinseltoes commented about Beacon Theatre in center background (1942) on Sep 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

Note side wall billboard for “To Be or Not to Be,” whose star, Carole Lombard, had died in a plane crash earlier that year.

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Tinseltoes commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Sep 30, 2012 at 4:08 am

Here we go again on a wild goose chase: timesledger

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Tinseltoes commented about Auditorium view towards projection booth on Sep 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

This was one of architect Herbert J. Krapp’s most amazing theatres. All 2,000 seats were on the ground floor. The auditiorium was extremely wide, and deeply pitched from rear to front, providing unobstructed sightlines. No stadium section was needed.

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Tinseltoes commented about Auditorium view towards stage on Sep 29, 2012 at 8:19 am

Chandelier shadow in dome from photographer’s flash.

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Tinseltoes commented about 1916 newspaper ad on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

Presenting only “The Best Pictures for the Best People.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Auditorium renovations (1938) on Sep 28, 2012 at 7:05 am

“Modernized” version at right.

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Tinseltoes commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Sep 28, 2012 at 5:45 am

Sorry! I spelled the diva’s last name incorrectly in my previous remark. I wonder how aware she is of the Kings project? Perhaps if she does pre-concert interviews, some astute reporter will ask her to comment.