Paramount Theatre 1114 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

For October, we will be celebrating  Halloween, 2014 with classic (and not so classic) horror movies playing the local movie house.

For Kansas City, it is the beginning of the end, as giant grasshoppers invade Main Street!

 

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Beginning of the End”  distributed in the United States as part of a pre-packaged double feature with “The Unearthly.”

 

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 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.

 

Fred Winter’s Summer Garden, 1097-1103 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The third and final volume of the Brooklyn Theatre Index will be published in September 2014.  During the month we will be featuring Brooklyn performance spaces on our various blogs and websites.

 

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Extant 1910
Proprietor: Fred Winter

 

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.

Municipal Theatre, Le Patis de Conde, La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France

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The posters in the above are for early film shows:

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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, 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.

Capitol Theatre, North Bridge Road, Singapore

Once the flagship theatre of the Shaw organization.

 

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The Lost Tribe (1949)

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

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014-15, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

 

 

Two Views Along La Rue St. Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1952:

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At the Palace, Anne Francis in Lydia Bailey

1969:

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At the Loews, David Niven in The Extraordinary Seaman

From back of postcard:

“St. Catherine Street, Montreal, Quebec, the city’s main shopping artery. During business hours, the street activity centres around the city’s largest department stores and hundreds of specialized shops. In the evening, it remains very much alive thanks to a wide variety of cinemas, bars, and nightclubs.”

 

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, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by theTheatre Historical Society.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Marquees Along Main Street, McAllen, Texas

Main Street in 1954 with the Palace and Queen Theatres.

 

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From back of postcard:
“Main Street of McAllen, Texas, nick-named The City of Palms. McAllen is known throughout the nation for its warm winters and plentiful sunshine. Actual weather bureau figures prove it to be one of the coolest summer vacation areas.
“McAllen was founded in 1904 when 4000 acres were set apart from the John McAllen ranch.”

 

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

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Seabees on Parade, San Francisco, 1944

Postmarked December 30, 1944

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On the back:
“Hi Terrell,
Can you find Ray? He is the fellow with the white hat. Movies and restaurants are open all night in Frisco & many a sailor sleeps in the movies because he can’t get a room.–Mary”

 

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

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Two Postcards from the Great War

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

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Gayety Theatre 9205 S. Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL

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From back of postcard

“92nd and Commercial Business Section”
“View looking North showing a very active shopping center on the far South Side of Chicago.”

Correct title of the film is Atom Man vs. Superman, a 15 chapter serial starring Kirk Alyn with Lyle Talbot as Lex Luthor.

 

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

He is available for the theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

 

Fourth Ave. at Night, Louisville, Kentucky, 1938

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Now Playing:
Loews and United Artists: Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney in Boys Town
Rialto: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Carefree

The marquee of the Majestic, just beyond the Rialto, is unreadable.

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 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 walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.