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  • <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maincourse/">from Main Course</a></p>
  • <p>old slick 65?</p>
  • <p>08 – As one of the earliest cinemas built with 2 auditoriums, Abraham W. Geller, the architect, drew up this cut-away view in 1962 showing how he configured the two cinemas into a relatively small urban lot that was only 75' wide by 102' deep. The drawing was intended for architectural and movie exhibition trade publications.</p>
  • <p>From original road show souvenir booklet.</p>
  • <p>On Randolph at Dearborn</p>
  • <p>The Orpheum before the electronic marquee was installed. Here they are playing a revival of Hitchcock’s Psycho – the remake would come out two years later.</p>
  • <p>Does anyone have any information on the Orpheum’s name change in the `50’s when this picture of Elvis was taken. It’s definitely the same building & marquee.</p>
  • <p><A HREF="http://www.afterthefinalcurtain.net">After the Final Curtain</A><br></p>
  • <p>The Alabama sign on South Shepard has been a landmark for amost 75 years.  With all the neon gone and little care by owners Weingarten Realty,in it’s best times, it was decorated to fit the movie.  It’s hard to mak out, but there are two characters on the left an right of the lower A.</p>
            
              <p>I think this was for the movie “Once More with Feeling” in 1960.</p>
            
              <p>Once More, with Feeling! (1960) is a British comedy film directed and produced by Stanley Donen from a screenplay by Harry Kurnitz, based on his play. The film was released by Columbia Pictures and has music by Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Richard Wagner, arranged by Muir Mathieson. The cinematography was by Georges Périnal and the costume design by Givenchy.</p>
            
              <p>The film stars Yul Brynner and Kay Kendall with Gregory Ratoff and Geoffrey Toone.</p>
            
              <p>Background</p>
            
              <p>The play Once More, With Feeling which was adapted for this film, opened on Broadway on 21 October 1958 at the National Theatre, in a production directed by George Axelrod and designed by George Jenkins, and starring Joseph Cotten, Arlene Francis, and Walter Matthau, who was nominated for a Tony Award as Best featured actor. The play ran for 263 performances.</p>
            
              <p>The film was Kay Kendall’s last. She died of leukemia on September 6, 1959, prior to the film’s release.</p>
            
              <p>[edit] Cast
               Yul Brynner as Victor Fabian
               Kay Kendall as Dolly Fabian
               Gregory Ratoff as Maxwell Archer
               Geoffrey Toone as Dr. Richard Hilliard
               Maxwell Shaw as Jascha Gendel / Grisha Gendel
               Mervyn Johns as Mr. Wilbur Jr.
               Martin Benson as Luigi Bardini
               Harry Lockart as Chester
               Shirley Anne Field as Angela Hopper</p>
  • <p>Constructed of plaster, the interior sound qualities were very refelctive making horns and other higher pitched instruments to have to toned down.</p>
            
              <p>One could stand on the stage and speak in a normal tonw and be heard on the last row of the balcony.</p>
            
              <p>The Booth was located 5 stories above the stage which required adjustment of the Mighty 90’s picture by using black trim curtains to make the Cinescope Screen rectangular.</p>
            
              <p>There were 2 carbon arch spotlights that were so bright that standing on the stage in white light, you could not see your hand in front of your face.</p>
            
              <p>The Cinemascope curtain was installed permanently, but there was a standard curtain fly frame which was used in the Vaudeville days.</p>
            
              <p>Behing the screen, Interstate had installed 2 2 ton speakers whcih were attached to 8 track sterophonic sound.</p>
            
              <p>In the movie. In Harm’s Way , you coul dhear the Japanese planes way in the distant right corner of the theatre gaining loudness and all at once, passing you and then bmbing on the screen,</p>