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Program for “The Nun’s Story” from July 1959.
Program for “Barefoot in the Park” from August 1967.
Program for “The Out-of-Towners” from July 1970.
Program for “Butterflies are Free” from August 1972.
This is a program I got at Cinestudio when I saw “2001” there in 70mm in February 2002.
It was so hot in the Dome that night, the icing on the cake was melting, as you can see. I thought I might get a piece of this cake, but no. Must’ve been for VIPs only.
Saps: I’ve always loved the Ziegfeld, but I always thought an actual 146-degree curved Cinerama screen would fit perfectly in that space.
A member named Rory sent me this photo a few years ago. I know he’ll be happy to see it posted here.
Three tiny lenses produce one of the biggest motion picture images ever.
A Cinerama camera.
Vito, Sonny, … if your next two posts are labeled Michael and Fredo, someone is pulling a prank on you :)
Vito: the new site gives us the ability to remove our own posts. Maybe this explains the 5 missing posts. Tinseltoes may have deleted them himself.
I wonder where they got Sonny from? The name I first entered as my username back in 2003, BillHuelbig, also comes up in every one of my posts now.
My niece Lisa Applegate in Judy’s handprint.
The original painting used as the background for the opening credits of “How the West Was Won”.
Found under the seats.
The Cinerama screen at the Dome right before a showing of “2001: A Space Odyssey”
Hey, I just checked the photos and it HAS been deleted. Thank you, whoever did that.
Sorry guys. I posted the wrong picture (Los Angeles Theater) on this page. I asked for help in getting it deleted, but haven’t heard from anyone yet.
“The Tree of Life” opens today at only two theaters in NY and two in LA. I assume the Chinese isn’t one of them, but wouldn’t it be nice if it was.
Just goes to show the drawing power of the classics on the big screen at the Ziegfeld, whether it’s classic movies or a classic Verdi opera. Give people real quality stuff and they will come out for it.
Sinatra was really down on his luck in those early ‘50s years. My dad used to talk about a benefit concert he gave at the Union Club in Hoboken NJ (Sinatra’s home town, and mine) around this time. The audience heckled him and made fun of his singing voice. “From Here to Eternity” turned his career around and put him back on top shortly afterwards, but he never forgave Hoboken and didn’t return there for many years. I think the next time he came back there publicly was for his honorary doctorate from Stevens Institute of Technology, in (I think) 1985.
I just hope the Music Hall doesn’t get damaged from those nutty Charlie Sheen audiences, when they inevitably turn on him for having wasted their money to see him. Geez, what did they expect?
I saw a fantastic double feature here in the ‘70s: “Forbidden Planet” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
43 years ago today at the Capitol: the press screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey”, with Stanley Kubrick in the projection booth.
Paul Noble, who was there, posted the following 3 years ago:
Three nights in advance of the NY premiere, I attended the first press screening of 2001 at the Capitol at its full-length. I believe it clocked in at 161 minutes. The place was packed, but after intermission several hundred people were missing. During the closing credits, there were just two of us left, the other being Gene Shalit who was “conducting” “The Blue Danube”. I turned around at the end and waved to Kubrick in the booth and gave him a thumbs up. In the lobby, I joined a heated conversation with Judith Crist, Bruce Bahrenberg and other critics, who were loudly putting the picture down. I told them about “The Sentinel,” the landmark Clarke short story, and what the possible meaning of the picture was. They laughed me out of the lobby! The director cut the film, supposedly on the print, over the next few days, and the shortened version was the one which opened at the premiere. I’m still a great fan of 2001 with its enormous impact on future motion pictures, and the Capitol Cinerama as it was on that night with that gigantic curved screen, even in sharp focus from my third row seat!
posted by PaulNoble on Apr 3, 2008 at 1:54pm
When I saw “The Absent-Minded Professor” (not at the Music Hall, unfortunately), I recall being surprised it was in black and white and not Technicolor. I guess Disney was on an economy drive in those days, although I’ll bet that movie made a fortune for the studio.