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This is not the NYC Warner’s Theatre. This photo belongs elsewhere.
Very nice! Thank you for posting this!
Definitely Rockettes. Originally there were 32, then called Roxeyettes. After Move from ROXY Theatre to Music Hall, the line was increased to 36 because of wider stage. There were never more than 36 performing on stage at one time.Later, after Rothafel’s departure from Music Hall, the line was re-named Rockettes. The additional 10 in photo were used as substitutes as needed.
This is the Brooklyn fox
This photo is of the original Criterion and belongs elsewhere.
Something is going on here. The interior of the building appears to be demolished from the inside out to the outer walls. Basically now a shell.
On closer examination this photo was NOT taken on opening day, 1927. The girls, 22 of them, have GF on their costumes, signifying Gaye Foster. The Gaye Foster troupe began appearing at the NY ROXY after the departure of Rothafel during the mid-1930’s. The 32 Roxyettes moved over to Radio City Music Hall with Rothafel in 1932-33. The Roxyettes line was increased to 36 and later re-named Rockettes.
Also, the NYC Hilton Hotel appears to be nearing completion to the left of the Ziegfeld.
This is Robert Rothafel, Roxy’s Nephew, greeting guests arriving for the world premiere of THE KING AND I during June, 1956. Robert became the general manager of the ROXY in late 1955 and remained until shortly before closing.
This is a screen shot from HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE (1965). The original Ziegfeld Theatre is seen in the background. A few years before being demolished and replaced by the “new” Ziegfeld movie theatre (a poor substitute) and a high rise office building.
Hey Debellis how about some referencing on your multiple uploads? Source acknowledgements, dates or description would be appreciated! This photo looks to be a capture from a newsreel clip.
You are correct!
To Simon, Please see my photo of a female ROXY usherette. Females WERE recruited during WW2 because of manpower shortages.
Yes female ushers became common during the WW2 era.
Mr Granola Bar how about including a date or reference with your up-load?
The Strand Theater opened on March 2, 1922. The new theater (architect, H. Lansing Quick), at the request of the developer, former Mayor Michael J. Walsh, incorporated the auditorium of the old First Reformed Church (opened 1896) as well as the main room of a building in the back of the property that had been the church Sunday school and before that, the city’s first high school. The theater also managed to incorporate the oak ceiling of the church.
Was the Parkhill in Yonkers ever used as a nightclub known as The Enchanted Room? Postcards of the Enchanted Room identify it as being located at 423 S. Broadway in Yonkers. Singer Jerry Vale got an early start there.
Bowtie also closed Central Plaza in Yonkers,
To be demolished for apartment units!
The New Rochelle RKO Proctor’s no longer functions as a theatre. Several years ago it was gutted and converted into retail and office space. The exterior remains basically intact.
The loew’s/Bandt’s was never subdivided. It appeared to be intact when it closed, with most, if not all of its original furnishings. Still in excellent condition.
Certainly the finest theatre Yonkers ever had and one of the best in the region. I attended several movies there during late 60s, early 70s. I preferred the Loews/Brandt’s over its still standing, but closed neighbor’s The Parkhill and RKO Proctor’s. I remembered being sadden when it closed. However, the neighborhood was already in a steady state of decline. I believe the Loews/Brandt’s sat derelict for a couple of years before it was demolished for a Macdonald’s. Sad how this one just slipped away and is so little documented.