Historic Dallas Theatres

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Dallas was the show business capital of Texas and much of the South throughout the 20th century. More than 100 theatres served the city's neighborhoods, and Elm Street once boasted more than 15 vaudeville and movie theatres—second in number to Broadway. The quality of the show houses in Dallas were surpassed by few cities and all major, and most minor, Hollywood studios maintained Dallas offices. Notable names figuring in this history include Margo Jones, "Blind" Lemon Jefferson, Karl Hoblitzelle, Baruch Lumet, Bob Hope, Greer Garson, Linda Darnell, Howard Hughes, Clyde Barrow, Gene Autry, Oliver Stone, Pappy Dolson, Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald, Nicola Rescigno, Don Henley, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
ISBN: 9781467131285
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
D. Troy Sherrod, a fourth-generation Dallasite and local historian, has long familial roots in Dallas showbiz history. Combining extensive research and photographs culled from his own collection, as well as those from numerous individuals and archives—including the Dallas Morning News, Southern Methodist University libraries, and the Texas/Dallas Division of the Dallas Public Library—Sherrod presents a comprehensive yet concise look at the colorful history of Dallas theatres.
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