Above: The Roxy Theatre in 1927. An enormous movie palace built in New York City during the 20s, it had its grand opening on March 11, 1927 with the premiere of Gloria Swanson’s new film The Love of Sunya. Swanson both produced and starred in the movie.
Below: Gloria Swanson standing in the ruins of the Roxy Theatre after demolition (wearing $170,000 worth of jewelry, bless her heart!), October 1960.
A stern tambourining from the Purity Brigade.
“The Belle of New York”
poster by S.C. Allen & Company
Whiteley’s Original Hidden Hand Co.
Chicago : Jno. B. Jeffery Pr. & Eng.
Whiteley’s Original Hidden Hand Co. is the name of a theatrical company whose productions may or may not have all featured a guy hiding his hand behind his back. (probably not?)
“Leonzo Bros. sensational artists and the great dog, Tiger”
So, I guess what Tiger is great at is attacking people? That’s unfortunate. He has such nice ears. Unrelatedly, his collar says “Here I am!”
A modern Cinderella a notable production of the last word in musical comedy : book & lyrics by Caspar Nathan, music by Hampton Durand.
Ackermann-Quigley Litho. Co.
The Sidewalks of New York
Strobridge Litho. Co., c1899
The gold cure being advertised within the poster was a cure for alcoholism (and any other addiction) which apparently sometimes worked, probably because the method included therapy alongside the medicine. Here’s an interesting article about that.
But really I’m posting this for the “White Wing” at lower right.
“Messrs. S.S. Shubert & Nixon & Zimmerman’s production of A Chinese honeymoon by George Dance & Howard Talbot.”
I would like to point out that none of these depict how Channing and I are spending our honeymoon. Instead we are dogsitting in a house a few blocks from our own house. It’s pretty great.