Greetings from “The City of Goodwill”

Postally Unused (circa 1955)

seattle

On back of postcard:
“Spectacular view of Third Street looking south in the central business district.”

Double feature at the Garden (formerly the Winter Garden) Theatre:

Johnny Dark (1954)

The Man Without a Star (1955)

Winter Garden Theatre

Seattle Historical Sites

Postally Unused (circa 1962)

opera

Printed on back of postcard:
“Interior of Seattle’s beautiful Opera House with a seating capacity of 3077. Its near perfect acoustic and completely unobstructed seating make this concert hall one of the finest kn the world. Color photo by Max R. Jensen.”

Written on back:
“This opera house [?] built in time to open for last year’s World Fair. It is one of the fine permanent iconic center buildings and used by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, local opera groups and outstanding attractions.” 
Unable to make out signature. Card addressed but apparently never sent.

Seattle Opera House

Tripadvisor

On a Budget

Postcards part of the Theatre TalkCollection, 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

AboutMe

Goodreads

Medotcom

Welcome to Vienna

“Wiener Staatsoper is one of the leading opera houses in the world. Its past is steeped in tradition. Its present is alive with richly varied performances and events. Each season, the schedule features 350 performances of more than 60 different operas and ballets.”

From their website

 

Three postally unused cards

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Panorama Tour

 

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.

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

AboutMe

Goodreads

Medotcom

 

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.

L’Opéra Royal de Versailles

Unused Postcard

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Inaugurated, May 16, 1770, with the marriage of the dauphin (future Louis VI) and the archduchess Marie-Antoinette of Austria.

The Royal Opera

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: 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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Paris

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.