Empress Theatre

540 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48226

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reva
reva on December 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

gabby its reva listen my email address is I just found out you were trying to reach me I am also trying to find you please email me as soon as possible thank you gabby

gabby_lil
gabby_lil on November 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

P.S. wilbur01..So very sorry to hear of her passing..

gabby_lil
gabby_lil on November 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm

wilbur01//GOT IT ! Sent reply..Now On With The Show ..I will be trying to contact Toledo friend & hope I get some info from her.. Hope this all turns out great for you.

wilbur01
wilbur01 on November 22, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Oh and in case you don’t get my email my address is

wilbur01
wilbur01 on November 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Yay! I am excited to talk! I emailed you

wilbur01
wilbur01 on November 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Her name was Melba and I hear she went by the name Fancy Deal but hat could be wrong. Also do you know of any archived photos or what happened to the stuff that was in the theater when they tore it down?

wilbur01
wilbur01 on November 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Gabby my grandmother worked there too. I would LOVE to know if you knew anything about her. She passed away at a young age

gabby_lil
gabby_lil on April 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Now that reads a bit weird..lol..I meant to add plus Shiek also rented to male entertainers.Could someone please post info as to how I reach Reva ? I know a woman in Toledo who knew Shiek well. Thanks

gabby_lil
gabby_lil on April 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm

reva..I worked there also .Shiek was our stage hand.He controled all the music & curtains.He also rented rooms out to some of the girls & let some room for free when down on their luck.Hope to hear back from you.

reva
reva on October 13, 2012 at 4:36 am

my mother worked here at the empress and was managed by a person that went by the name of shiek according to ALOT of family members he is my father does anyone have any info to help me on my search I was born in 1960 please if u have any info share thank you

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 3, 2011 at 2:23 am

An undated postcard or the Detroit Red Cross on parade along with a partial view of the Empress Theatre.