Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Rue Morgue on Times Square

Motion Picture Herald, May 28, 1932:

"The Mayfair Theatre, RKO first-run stand in New York City, had an attractive lobby display for 'Murders in the Rue Morgue.' Back of the box office a display made to resemble a gable window in the upper story of a house showed a giant ape emerging with a girl in its arms.

"A number of large, striking cut-outs were also placed at various spots at sides and rear of front lobby and under inside ends of the brilliantly illuminated marquee."

Murders in the Rue Morgue

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.

Currently editing the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc 

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1 comment:

loveaftercancer said...

HI--I'm a fellow blogger (www.startswednesday.com) who loves your blog! This latest one (Rue Morgue on Times Square) has really made me think about the vanished art of creative sign display--I'm especially fond of the "gable" featured in the lobby picture.
Call me a fan!
And please check out my blog, when you have a chance…it's based on my brief (1976) experience running a movie palace.
Found the connection to you via All Movie Theaters, BTW.