Deep in the Heart of Texas

Postally Unused:

Lonely Planet:
“The 1915 Aztec Theater, the first Mayan Revival–style movie theater in the US, was a center of Eagle Pass community life until it closed in 1983. It’s currently being used as retail space, but you can still admire the renovated architecture.”

Bullock Museum

 

Postally Unused:
Polk Street-“The Best Lighted “Main Street’ in America”

Playing at the Paramount: Honolulu with Eleanor Powell and Robert Young

Downtown TX:
“Built in 1932, The Paramount Theater was Amarillo’s finest movie theater. The building was designed by architect, W Scott Dunne and constructed by Charles S. Lambie. The two story, Terra cotta-clad building showed movies until March 20, 1975, and was later converted into office spaces in 1978. The lobby has been restored to include some of the original light sconces and the original water fountain. The 33.5-foot neon lighted sign was restored in 2006. The building now houses offices of the second floor, while the first floor is an upscale sushi bar, Rain and a nationally known coffee shop, Palace coffee.”

Amarillo Globe-News

 

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

 

Marquees Along Main Street, McAllen, Texas

Main Street in 1954 with the Palace and Queen Theatres.

 

Texas (Medium)

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.

Theatre Row, Dallas, Texas, 1943

Dallas

From back of linen postcard:

“The metropolitan atmosphere prevailing here is reminiscent of New York–Skyscrapers, a business bustle, and volume of traffic.”

Above postcard is part of the Theatre Talks Collection. Please ask for permission to copy and/or use.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best 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.