Loew's State Theatre

1540 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 25, 2009 at 3:31 am

This was the 2nd Ben Hur the first one was a silent film, also shown at many Loews Theatres.

Vito
Vito on November 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm

The world Premiere of Ben Hur 50 years ago this week

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Good site New York New York.

William
William on August 20, 2009 at 3:28 pm

If you blow-up the picture, you can see the marquee of the Embassy Theatre when it was known as the Newsreel.

Vito
Vito on August 20, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Bill, I have been spending a lot of time in Hawaii, where I spent so many years. It was sad to see all of the theatres I worked at and loved in Hawaii are all gone.

1937 huh, well I was a bit too young to have gone to the State back then.Pictures like that show what we missed.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on August 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Hi Vito! Good to see you’re back on the site.

“Artists and Models” was a 1937 release:

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0028587/

Vito
Vito on August 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I do not know the year perhaps some else does, Warren?
On stage Vaudevile and Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra
On screen Jack Benny “Artists and Models”

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William
William on August 3, 2009 at 9:13 pm

There is the first word in the above post.

William
William on August 3, 2009 at 9:13 pm

The is some form of a sign above the marquee for a movie. But Darryl F. Zanuck would be proud that “Wilson” signs was plastered everywhere. “Kismet” was playing over at the Astor Theatre. The picture would be late Aug. or Sept 1944.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 3, 2009 at 7:32 pm

What’s unusual is that I can hardly see the State — but the Victoria /theaters/2945/ across the street (playing “Wilson”) is pretty clear.

raybradley
raybradley on August 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

From LIFE (1944), an unusaul view of Loew’s State can be seen here -
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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 29, 2009 at 3:45 am

It’s still a great shot, though. Thanks, Ken.

It was only Jack’s second film. For his fourth film, “Mister Roberts”, he won an Oscar.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 3:36 am

That’s probably right. I saw the movie but it was years ago at some repertory place in Philly.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2009 at 3:32 am

As far as I can tell, “It Should Happen to You” was released in 1954.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 3:29 am

“It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy”, I think. That’s from memory, so I might be a little off.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2009 at 3:27 am

What 1952 film was Jack Lemmon in?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 3:22 am

He was still relatively unknown, as I recall. I think his first film was in 1952, so perhaps he didn’t merit star billing.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 29, 2009 at 3:21 am

Strange how Jack Lemmon did not get his name up in lights for the movie “Phffft”. I thought he and Judy Holliday were the stars of that film.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2009 at 2:55 am

Nice shot of the old man.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 2:50 am

Here is a December 1954 photo from Life magazine:
http://tinyurl.com/kjgrfk

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Third time Is the charm saps. This is a direct link to the “House from Stage” photo. With a little luck, this link might last 36 hours.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Lost, I hope you had a good night’s sleep, because guess what — link stinks. Again.

jomalley
jomalley on July 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I cut school and saw a British import titled Venom with Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed in 1982 in the upper theater. I was the only one there in what still remained a very large, opulent, and cavernous space!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Thanks saps. Now I’ll be able to sleep tonight. LOL

I don’t know how long these links will last so here is a link to just that one photo.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Yes, photo posted on 7/26/09 is the one entitled “House from Stage.”