Greetings from Coney Island

A scenic railway on Surf Avenue, postmarked August 23, 1912:

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On back:
“It is a lovely ride on the boat here.”

To the right of the Rocky Road is the Prospect Hotel, one of the many movie shows along “Flicker Alley” :

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Postally unused

Coney Island Museum, Saturday, June 29, 5pm:
Ask the Experts: Cezar Del Valle – Son of Coney Island Goes to the Movies

 

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.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

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.

Updated third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index will be published in 2019

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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.

The Bowery, Postmarked June 25, 1910:img660

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.

Henderson’s, Surf Avenue, Coney Island, Brooklyn 1917

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The Billboard, September 22, 1906:
“What Broadway is to Manhattan and what State Street is to Chicago, Surf Avenue is to Coney Island. It is the main thoroughfare of the town and is Coney Island’s representative business street.”

On December 14, 2014, the 440 Gallery will host a book launch for The Brooklyn Theatre Index Volume III Coney Island Including Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach. It includes a short illustrated talk by the author. Copies will be available.

 

Postcard is 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 of 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.

 

 

Prospect Hotel Surf avenue and West Sixth Street Brooklyn, NY

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Postcard from 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 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society. The third volume published September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walking tours in 2014–2015, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Chinese Theatre, Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn

With the third and concluding volume of the Brooklyn Theatre Index nearing its publication, we will be featuring during the month of September, borough performance spaces on our various web logs and sites.

LunaPostmarked 1904

 

Postcard from 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, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

He is available for theatre talks and walking tours in 2014–2015, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.