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[Publicity stunt in front of] Republic Theater [photoprint, ca. 1940s]

view [Publicity stunt in front of] Republic Theater [photoprint, ca. 1940s] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Robin Hood (Legendary Character)
Republic Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glossy resin-coated paper sheet, 8 x 10 in
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
U Street, N.W. (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1940
1950
ca 1940s
1930-1950
1940-1950
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:
Facade of theater from angle with spectators under marquee. The movie shown on the marquee is "Adventures of Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Haviland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude Rains. An African American man in Robin Hood costume is seated on a horse with a sign advertising the movie. Caption on verso: "Republic Theater" and studio stamp.
Topic:
Segregation
Motion picture theaters
African Americans
Local number:
618ps0237230.01bp.tif (AC Scan No.)
Box 1.1.2a (formerly 81)
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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