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I added David Kruh’s 1953 ticket stub to the Photo’s Section, with his description via the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1969 photo added credit Christopher C. & 1981 photo added, photo credit Richard Sheehan.
1969 photo added, photo credit Christopher C.
1973 photo of the Tremont side of the Savoy added, photo credit Carl Bertolino.
Two 1965 photos as the State Theatre added, photos credit Boston City Censor.
3 photos added.
One is a lighter version of one in an embedded link.
Photo of Orson Welles in front in January 1977 added.
Photo courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1958 photo added, photo credit Tremont & Stuart.
1970 photo as Music Hall added, photo courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
Music Hall name was 1962-1980, and should be added to the Overview and/or as previous names.
It was also named Metropolitan Center from 80-83 before becoming Wang.
Circa 1957 photo added, photo credit Boston Globe.
Possibly a 1962 re-release after Loren won her Oscar.
1966 photo added courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1977 and 2015 photos added.
Undated photo added, photo credit South End Historical Society.
Two photos added.
Undated staff photo added courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1972 photo added courtesy of the Roslindale Historic Society.
1975 photo added, © and credit James Ricci.
1945 photo added courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
Two 1958 photos added.
“South Pacific” on the marquee.
Photo added of a shuttered Astor Theatre in 1972.
Photo courtesy of the History In Pictures Facebook page.
I understand. I am familiar with the original rules. Unfortunately even the CT Admins know that there would likely be no photos whatsoever for many of the theaters listed, if they relied solely on those taken by the individual members posting them.
Because literally thousands of the theaters have been gone for over 50 years.
Unless someone is a CT member, who just happens to find their dad’s shoebox full of old theater pics and posts them here, they would never see the light of day.
As long as we make every effort to credit the original photo source whenever possible, all is good.
That’s why there are 9 different types of licensing to choose from, whenever posting a photo.
I even make sure to use the Copyright license, when I know that the image is such or from a given collection.
If someone on Facebook has a story that relates to the photo used, I post that too giving them credit for the copy.
I’m sure you’ve noticed on many of the pages, that they sit dormant for upwards of 5 years before newly found photos are ever posted.
That’s why I alert the list in the comments about the photos I post, as well as having posted them.
It sometimes revives interest in the given theater, and sparks memories from those who have commented in the past. When they see a new angle or old promotion the photos may portray. (Or the new stories that accompany them as I mentioned above.)
Hopefully CT and all the photos will remain long after we have left this earth.
I feel that’s kind of the point of CT.
That’s also a reason to actively re-post photos in the Photos Section, that were previously in now dead links in the Comments.
Because early internet links seem to be drying up.
As people stop paying for the hosting.
Even the Library of Congress site is not connecting properly.
Where is it then?
It’s not in the Photos Section or linked to in any of the Comments. Because I always check first.
If you posted it before it appears to be gone now.
I can only credit the sources I get them from.
If they don’t credit the original sources, there is no way to know where any of them come from.
And I often do a reverse image search on many.
I always give proper credit whenever I can.
I’ve posted over 2,300 photos to CT in over 10 years.
Be glad that it got posted for others to see.
Because it does not appear to have been posted previously.
1964 obituary for Mazie Phillips.
Below novel “Saint Mazie” released in June 2015 is set in the Venice Theatre. Two links.
1st is NY Times Book review, the 2nd is a link to purchase. Book cover art in the 2nd link will enlarge.