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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

DuPont Theatre records

Accession: 2150

The DuPont Theatre, originally called The Playhouse, presents professional theatrical productions from Broadway and other notable venues in downtown Wilmington, Delaware since 1913. The Playhouse was the concept of three top executives of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont Company) who realized that Wilmington needed a facility for cultural as well as business purposes. The DuPont Theatre records consist primarily of public relations and advertising materials related to the theater's operation. As such, they present a sequence of changing tastes in popular entertainment in a medium-sized American city.

Dates: 1919-2001; Majority of material found within 1975-1995

Movie Theaters

Accession: 20171116-JTIdentifier: 20171116-JT-VII.
Scope and Contents:

This collection of 154 items, dates from 1870 to 1956, with the majority from the 1920s to the 1940s, Box 147-149

Included here are programs, press releases, letterheads, tickets, etc., related to movie theaters and drive-ins, mostly in New York and California, with other locations represented.

The earliest public film screenings took place in existing vaudeville theatres and other venues that could be darkened and comfortably house an audience. In the United States, a lot of small and simple theatres were set up, usually in converted storefronts. These theatres flourished from about 1905 to 1915. The first official permanent movie theater was opened by Thomas Edison in Buffalo, New York. The Vitascope Theater opened to the public on October 19, 1896. By the 1920s and 1930s, big names were like Paramount, Loews, Warner, and Fox. raced to build the most lavish and elaborate theaters.

Related items: Ticket to paradise : American movie theaters and how we had fun / John Margolies and Emily Gwathmey. Boston : Little, Brown, ©1991.

Palaces of dreams : movie theater postcards / John Margolies. Boston : Little, Brown and Company, ©1993.

Dates: 1870-2005; Majority of material found within 1920s-1960s

Sally Rand photograph

Accession: 2005-223

Sally Rand (1904-1979) was a burlesque dancer, most well-known for her performances of the "bubble dance" and the "fan dance." This item is a publicity photograph showing Sally Rand and her fans.

Dates: circa 1933

Sally Rand's fan dance at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair photographic reproductions

Accession: 2011-209

Sally Rand (1904-1979) was a burlesque dancer, most well-known for her performances of the "bubble dance" and the "fan dance." The Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park in Chicago, Illinois, from May 27, 1933, to October 31, 1934. The theme was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms."This small collection consists of eight copy prints made from photographs of Sally Rand's Fan Dance which she performed at the Summer of 1933 at the Chicago World's Fair.

Dates: 1933