Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's Maytime at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Maytime taglines:
"Forbidden Love...Fatal Consequences"

"One day to last them the rest of their lives."     

Motion Picture Herald, July 24, 1937:

"Marquee and vertical sign assembly on the Metro Theatre, Prairie du Chien, Wis., operated by George Panka. Marquee has splayed sides with attraction boards carrying Adler type silhouette letters.

"Sign and marquee (by Electrolite Signs, Milwaukee) have 400 feet of neon. The marquee soffit is lamped."

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.

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