Friday, March 24, 2017

Jersey Central 1554

CNJ 1554 on Bridge 60 a couple months ago.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Burn 'Em Up Barnes

Johnny Hines in Cleveland to promote his latest picture, Burn 'Em Up Barnes which was shown at Loew's State, from Motion Picture News, October 1, 1921. The building in the background looks like City Hall, which would place this photo on Lakeside Avenue.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mears Building

The Mears Building in Downtown Scranton, from January 7.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Chuck Berry

I never got to see Chuck Berry, although I have a lot of his records, even the dodgy fake live one from the early 60's. He did play the Allen, about seven weeks before I started working there. Those early bills from the 50's look like fun dates, must have been chaotic with all those acts scrambling around backstage.
From The Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 15, 1956. The Hippodrome had six floors of dressing rooms on each side of the stage, almost all of which were tiny, more like closets. This was probably one of the last times those rooms would have seen this much use. By this point the Hipp didn't have many stage shows, and the ones they did have didn't have this many acts on the bill.
From The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 30, 1958.
From The Aquinas (University of  Scranton) December 15, 1972.
From Box Office, December 1, 1956. These pictures were always corny, but entertaining.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Playhouse Square

Will The Lights Go On Again In Playhouse Square? This article was in the Sunday Plain Dealer, March 19, 1972, 45 years ago today. The title refers to the streetlights being out from 13th to 18th along Euclid Avenue. It was pretty dark down there back then, on nights when the Allen was open the marquee was like a beacon of hope. Back then not many people thought the four theatres there would ever re-open. This was the story that got me involved with the project, a week later.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Delaware-Lackawanna 2403

DL 2403 at Steamtown back in January.