View of the auditorium from the balcony.
The Russell Theatre opened on December 4, 1930 in Maysville, Kentucky. Plans to build the theater were announced in 1929 by Col. J. Barbour Russell, a local businessman. Russell hired the architectural firm of Frankel and Curtisto design the theater. It was built on the site of a grocery warehouse owned by the Russell family at a cost of around $125,000.…
Summer is about to begin so it’s time for a print sale at After the Final Curtain!
Earlier this year, I had an exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and have a nine leftover framed prints. These 12×18 prints were framed by me, and are signed and numbered.
Check out the prints at: http://www.mlambrosphotography.com/framedprintsale or at the links in…
Franklin Park Theatre Dorchester, MA
Help me pick the next blog post on After the Final Curtain! Cast a vote for the theater you’d like to see next on the site, and whichever has the most votes by Thursday 6/19 will be featured in a blog post on Friday 6/20!
View from the balcony of the Adams Theatre.
View from the balcony of the Russell Theatre.
Everett Square Theatre Boston, MA
View from the…
Over the years, I’ve come across a number of vintage photographs while researching blog posts for After the Final Curtain. One resource is the Theatre Historical Society of America‘s American Theatre Architecture Archive. With their permission I was able to combine our photographs to create these “rephotographs” showcasing a glimpse of what I have seen over the years. The composite of these…
Second Floor, Arcade Building St. Louis, Missouri.
The building is named for this section of the building which was a precursor to modern shopping malls.
Here’s a sneak peak at something I’ve been working on for an upcoming blog post.
B&W Image of the RKO Keith’s Theatre from the Richard L. Hay Collection, American Theatre Architecture Archive, Theatre Historical Society of America
For more information on the RKO Keith’s check out: http://afterthefinalcurtain.net/2011/04/20/keith-albee-theatre-or-rko-keiths-theater/
15 minute exposure taken around 1 AM at Athens State Hospital in Ohio.
Proscenium arch from the balcony, Loew’s Kings Theatre.
B&W Image from the Loew’s Collection, American Theatre Architecture Archive, Theatre Historical Society of America
I’m very excited to announce that I’ve partnered with the Theatre Historical Society of America for my first book: Kings Theatre, The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Brooklyn’s Wonder Theatre. The book will cover the entire history…
A shot of the terracotta facade of the Loew’s Kings Theatre taken from the top of the marquee.