Roxy, Northampton, Pennsylvania

Real photo postcard of the Roxy

img714_peFrom back of postcard:
“Opened August 31, 1933, featuring motion pictures and vaudeville, this Art Deco Theatre designed by prominent Philadelphia Theatre Architect David Supowitz, is an excellent example of the effort taken to bring the glamour and excitement of Hollywood to America’s small towns. Photo by Tim Burger.”

Roxy

Sleepless in Seattle

Gift to the Theatre Talks Collection from Ken Roe of the Cinema Theatre Association.

Postcards are part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Theatrical and Shopping District, Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk 1Clara Bow in Hula (1927) is at the NorVa Theatre

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Audrey Hepburn in The Nun’s Story (1959) at the NorVa Theatre

The Loew’s State is now the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center.

Postcards are part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605

Two postcards of the theatre in the Auditorium Building, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler.

“The greatest room for music and opera in the world – bar none”
– Frank Lloyd Wright

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From back of postcard:

“The Auditorium Theatre occupies one of the most fireproof structures for Theatre purposes. It has a seating capacity of 3700 people. It is one of the leading Theatres and is located on Congress Street, near Michigan Boulevard, within 5 minutes walk of the leading hotels.”

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Auditorium Theatre

Postcards are part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

World’s Largest Municipal Opera, 1922

Municipal Theatre, Forest Park, St. Louis,  Missouri

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Back of postcard:

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Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Greetings from Coney Island

 Sunday July 12, 2015, 11am
Cezar Del Valle, author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index Volume III, hosts the
cHURCH OF MONICA (Open Source Gallery) and discusses his new book about the history of Coney Island theatre.

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Written on the back of postcard:
“I did not get in the crowd it was to hot”–Ea[K or R?]

Henderson’s is in the background, on the left, of the above postcard.

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Excerpt from back of postcard:
“I signed with Grace Van Studdiford*”–Hilda

Grace Van Studdiford, actress and co-producer (with Charles Bradley) of the Grace Van Studdiford Amusement Company, which specialized in comedy and opera.

Postcards part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by theTheatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015-2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Postcard Empire Theatre, 137 Main Street, Lewiston, ME

Opened in November 1903 with Raymond Hitchcock in “The Yankee Consul.”

Demolished in 2005.

Empire theatre

We have an extra postcard of the Empire available on Etsy

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by theTheatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015-2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Richmond, the Capital of the South

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The Mosque Auditorium

Excerpts From Back of Postcard:
“This beautiful 4,000 seat civic auditorium is the pride of the city.”
“The celebrated Wurlitzer Pipe Organ is a popular feature of the theatre.”

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The Byrd Theatre

Excerpts from Back of Postcard:
“This beautiful motion picture theatre recalls an Italian opera house in the elegant and flamboyant Rococo Style.”
“The theatre was declared an historic landmark by the Commonwealth of Virginia
and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.”

Altria Theatre (former Mosque Auditorium)

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Theatre Historical Society 2015 Conclave Tour, Richmond, Virginia June 23-27, 2015

Postcards part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by theTheatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015-2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Greetings from Downtown Albuquerque

img645From back of postcard:
“Central Ave., looking west from Santa Fé. R. R. Viaduct, Albuquerque, N.Mex.”

In the background is the vertical for the Kimo Theatre

kimoFrom back of postcard:
“The colorful Kimo building in downtown Albuquerque, done inside and out in Indian motif,
is of interest to all new-comers.”

Card postmarked Nov. 23, 1954

Kimo Theatre

Across the Wide Missouri

Postcards part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by theTheatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Palais Garnier, 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France

Two unused postcards of the Paris Opera

Designed by Charles Garnier, the 1,979 seat opera house opened with a lavish gala performance on January 5, 1875.

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The Daily Courier, Onondaga, New York, November 19, 1874:
“The chandelier for the middle of the Paris Opera House will be a marvel in its way. It will cost $8,000.”

Palais Garnier

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

Ford’s Theatre, 514 10th St NW, Washington, DC

President Abraham Lincoln shot on April 14, 1865, while attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre.

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“The restored interior of Ford’s Theare, showing the draped Presidental Box, as it was the night of Lincoln’s assassination, April 14, 1865.”

Ford’s Theatre

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.