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Mr. Miller in front of the Republic Theatre [acetate film photonegative], 4/1948

view Mr. Miller in front of the Republic Theatre [acetate film photonegative], 4/1948 digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Flynn, Errol
Robin Hood (Legendary Character)
Republic Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
U Street, N.W. (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1948
4/1948
1940-1950
1930-1950
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:
Man on horseback in front of theater, with African American people standing under marquee. The film being advertised is "The Adventures of Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn. A car is parked on the street in the background. "Ansco Safety Film" imprint on edge.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Automobiles
Horses
Motion picture theaters
Portraits, Group
Local number:
Freezer box 55
618ns0179018jp.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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