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#1 mbdalton1

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:40 PM

I am looking for photos of the old Hollywood Theater located on 7th Street.

If anyone has anything, I would love to see them.


Thanks!

Mary Bess

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:33 PM

QUOTE(mbdalton1 @ Feb 4 2006, 06:40 PM) View Post

I am looking for photos of the old Hollywood Theater located on 7th Street.

If anyone has anything, I would love to see them.


Thanks!

Mary Bess



All I have is some photos of the marquees of several Fort Worth theatres, including the Hollywood, from an October 1939 brochure issued by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. I will reproduce that below - sorry for the large file size to those who access the forum on dial up - I kept it full sized because it allows for so much more detail. The photo of the Hollywood was taken a few years prior to the brochure, however. Notice on the marquee that the movie being shown was "Sing Baby Sing" which came out in August of 1936. Also, notice on the marquee that the Hollywood was showing a couple of newsreels - The March of Time as well as Pathe News.

Too bad the theatre is now a parking garage. At least the owners left some of the architectural details intact.

I also own a copy of the opening night program along with a few bits of other opening night memorobelia from the old Palace Theatre in Dallas - a theatre which was every bit as grand as the Majestic and which was destroyed like so many other wonderful things were in the 1970s.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:52 PM

Near the Electric Building in DTFW?

What are ya'll up to? Hopefully a martini/jazz lounge over there. wub.gif

Good luck on the restore job with the Alexander Co. folks.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(safly @ Feb 4 2006, 05:52 PM) View Post

Near the Electric Building in DTFW?

What are ya'll up to? Hopefully a martini/jazz lounge over there. wub.gif

Good luck on the restore job with the Alexander Co. folks.


Yes, this is the same....the old Hollywood Theater in downtown Fort Worth, part of or beside the Electric Building. I'm not following you, though, on the restore job. Please fill me in!!

Actually, our architecture firm just leased out the old lobby area for our new office space. We moved in Friday. I'm trying to research the history a little bit and find some old photos to possibly enlarge for framing and display. Some of the old ceiling detailing remains and the grand old marble staircase leading up to the balcony is still there but the balcony area is sealed off. It is a shame that the beautiful old Art Deco chandelier that once graced the lobby is no longer there.

Thanks Dismuke for posting that brochure! Fabulous!!

Mary Bess


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Posted 05 February 2006 - 05:58 AM

Mary Bess..

Why don't you call Sarah Biles at the Stockyards Museum to check to see if they have anything in their archives? Or stop in at their site in the Exchange Building. I'ts run by the North Forth Wort Historical Society and they have some really extensive files on old Fort Worth. Sarah's a native and grew up in the middle of everything. She has some great Fort Worth stories and the collection at the Museum is worth checking out.

Their number is 817-625-5082 and they open at 10 AM on Monday...

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE(djold1 @ Feb 5 2006, 05:58 AM) View Post

Mary Bess..

Why don't you call Sarah Biles at the Stockyards Museum to check to see if they have anything in their archives? Or stop in at their site in the Exchange Building. I'ts run by the North Forth Wort Historical Society and they have some really extensive files on old Fort Worth. Sarah's a native and grew up in the middle of everything. She has some great Fort Worth stories and the collection at the Museum is worth checking out.

Their number is 817-625-5082 and they open at 10 AM on Monday...



Thank you! ! I will check this out.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:36 PM

Why not go next door and order some of the old photos from the Star-T?

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 10:44 PM

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE(Buck @ Feb 12 2006, 08:36 PM) View Post

Why not go next door and order some of the old photos from the Star-T?


Yes, this is a must! Hopefully they will have some good ones!

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 05:43 PM

I would suggest the Special Collections at the UTA Library too! smile.gif




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