Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Empress of 9th Street

Moving Picture News, May 20th, 1911:

"The Empress, Marcus Nates, manager, using most expensive independent service in national capital and vicinity. 

Three reels on day of release. Had extraordinary run of 'Fall of Troy'"

"Theatre on 9th Street, Washington D.C."

Photographer: David Myers, July  1939 

United States Farm Security Administration

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.
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.
Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.

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