Thursday, June 4, 2015

Charninsky Brings Alcatraz to the Rialto Theatre

With a great sense of ballyhoo, theatre manager Louis Chaminsky knew how to sell a movie. He was featured in our May 19, 2015 posting Rialto Calling Dr. Kildare

Motion Picture Herald,  April 22, 1939:

"A typical Charninsky front for the subsequent run of 'King of Alcatraz' at the Rialto. Depending largely upon such displays for extra attention, in this instance Louie emphasized  strength of the picture by the title in outline letters and blowups of the stars."

King of Alcatraz

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two volumes 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.

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