The Film Index, September 7, 1910
“Dixie Theatre, Houston, Tex.–A. Kornmann, manager “
“Elaborate display made for Selig’s great ‘Ranch Life’ production.”
Tom Mix Museum
“Tom’s first movie was made for the Selig Polyscope Company, on Sherman Moore’s ranch, the Horseshoe L, just outside Dewey, Oklahoma at the base of Blue Mound. The movie was called Ranch Life in the Great Southwest.”
Since 1997 theatre historian, Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of theatre talks and walks, available for historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Moving Picture World, February 3, 1912:
“The above is a reproduction of a photograph of the Maryland, one of the attractive and popular theatres in Washington D.C. The house is owned by Col Wertz and Dr. Wunder and managed by J.F. Story.”
Poster for What a Woman Can Do, one of the many westerns starring “Broncho Billy” Anderson.
Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.
The Moving Picture News, September 9, 1911:
“We present above a picture of the new Healy playhouse in Fort Worth, Texas, which is running Independent releases. Mr. Healy has decorated the lobby with displays advertising the ‘Parting of the Trails,’ one of the famous ‘Flying A’ productions.
“The above cut was taken from a postal card on the reverse side of which was the following communication:
‘American Film Mfg. Co., Chicago, Ill.
Gentlemen:- This is what I do with your great Western features, two of which I receive weekly–Mondays and Thursdays first run. They certainly get the money for me. On ‘American’ days, we average 2,000 people daily. The picture, as depicted above, is our lobby display of your film entitled ‘The Parting of the Trails.’ The reception accorded it was simply wonderful.
R. A. Healy'”
Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.