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Republic Theatre [acetate film photonegative, ca. 1937.]

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Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Barrymore, John, 1882-1942
Republic Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
U Street, N.W. (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1940
ca 1937
1930-1950
1930-1940
Notes:
The Republic Theatre opened on 30 May 1921 at 1333 U St., N.W., Washington, D.C.,a block west of the Lincoln Theatre. Film Daily Yearbooks listed it as a "Negro" theater. The building was designed by Phillip M. Julien. The exterior had a Spanish tile roof above the facade. The Republic was closed in 1976 and was later demolished to make way for the new Metro subway system. (Bryan Krefft and Ken Roe, "Cinema Treasures," noted 9 July 2010 at http://cinematreasures.org/theater/20564/)
Summary:
Large posters above the marquee level advertise "Romeo and Juliet" (1936) with Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, and John Barrymore,and "Top of the Town" (1937).
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Theaters
Local number:
Freezer box 24 *
1/0380 (microfilm frame)
618ns0178757cp.tif (AC Scan)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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