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Title B.F. Keith's New Theatre.

Publication Info. [Boston?] : [publisher not identified], [1894?]


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Description 1 online resource (48 pages).
Series Vaudeville and American Burlesque anthology
Vaudeville and American Burlesque anthology.
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Summary A detailed description of Keith's Theatre, built in Boston in 1894. The author refers to it as "the handsomest, most solidly constructed, most elaborately decorated, and most sumptuously appointed amusement establishment on the face of the earth." Many vaudeville theaters drew inspiration from the opulent architecture of European palaces, incorporating lush drapery, marble pillars and decorative details on virtually every surface. â„“In 1896, Thomas Edison demonstrated his Vitascope at Keith's, making it the first theater in Boston to host a movie projection. By 1939, it was exclusively a movie theater and was renamed The Normandie. Though it was demolished in the 1950s, the original Washington Street entrance of the buildingâ„“still stands.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Keith, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin)
B.F. Keith's New Theatre (Boston, Mass.)
Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Theaters -- United States.
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