Collection - Harry Black collection

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Harry Black collection

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  • 1951 (Creation)
    Black, Harry

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9 photographs

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J. Harry Black became the manager of the Capitol Theatre in 1945 and oversaw the construction of the Totem Theatre. The Totem Theatre opened on April 13, 1951. Harry, his wife Dorothy, and daughter Gilda lived at 132 4th Avenue East owned by Famous Players Theatres.

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The photographs were in the custody of Harry and Dorothy's daughter Gilda Koenig and were donated to the archives on July 2, 2010.

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The series consists of photographs of the interior of the Totem and Capitol Theatres. It includes Jeanette McDonald (Mitchell) in the lobby of the Totem Theatre, concession stand and hallway of the Capitol Theatre, projectionist and proprietor of the Totem Theatre Johnny Garofani, interior seating area and projection rooms, and the totems that hung on the walls in the theatre.

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Created on April 23, 2014

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