Wednesday, October 14, 2020




Chic Silber said...

When opened in 1903 the New Amsterdam Theater

was the largest theater on Broadway

Chic Silber said...

The Roof Garden Theater where more risqué productions

were presented & but longer exists was added in 1904

but it was utilized in the late 70s & early 80s as a

rehearsal facility for a few Broadway shows

It operated under several names including The Aerial

The Roof Garden & The Dresden

Chic Silber said...

The front entrance facing 42nd Street

opens to a very long corridor leading

to the theater beyond which explains

why loading & stage doors face 41st

Chic Silber said...

In 1948 there were 2 elephants

named Trilby on Big Bertha

Eric said...

It is always a pleasure to see photos of old theaters that have been restored to their former greatness.

Chic Silber said...

Less of a pleasure to work in them

before or worse during their restore

"Fabulous Fox" in St Louis & Atlanta

are incredible specimens