“My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of razzmatazz
And it has all that jazz”
composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Sammy Cahn
From back of postcard:
“Chicago’s State Street features the famous Chicago Theatre among many hot spots.”
Postally Unused (circa 1947):
History of State Street: How it Remained a Great Street
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.
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.
Private walks also available.
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.
Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition