Bell Theatre, Buchanan, Michigan

“Picture House Operated by a Woman”


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Moving Picture World,  November 16, 1912:

“Miss Flo Peddycord is the manager, proprietor and machine operator at the theater of which we print a cut herewith and which is located at Buchanan, Michigan. Miss Peddycord has been in the moving picture business for the last seven or eight years, as cashier, manager, singer and operator, and is now the owner of a little picture show in the small town of Buchanan. She has an Edison machine [projector] and says that she reads Moving Picture World thoroughly every week.”

The posters are for the Italian film  L’Odissea produced by Milano Film in 1911 and released in the United States the following year as Homer’s Odyssey.

Cezar Del Valle is available for theatre talks and walks in 2013.

He is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index,chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.


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