Loew’s Paradise Theatre, Bronx, NY – 1930
Loew’s Paradise Theatre, Bronx, New York – December 6, 1930. On the bill -- Norma Talmadge in “Du Barry, Woman of Passion” and on stage Barto and Mann in “Mexicana” and A Capitol Revue with Bert Frohman. Photo by George Mann of the comedy dance team, Barto and Mann.
The 1903 Art Nouveau "New Amsterdam" Theatre
In the first days of the 20th Century New York architects were recreating Roman temples, Renaissance palazzos and Romanesque castles. At the same time Paris turned its back on the past and embraced the innovative Art Nouveau style introduced at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Sinuous Metro station entrances and floral apartment buildings and retail stores seemed to sprout from the pavement like vines. New York architectural critic Charles De Kay described Art Nouveau design as “…the senseless…
Loew’s Paradise Theatre, Bronx, NY – 1932
Loew’s Paradise Theatre, Bronx, New York – 1932. On the bill -- Jack Holt in “This Sporting Age” and on stage Lou Holtz, Irene Bordoni, Barto and Mann, June Knight and Benny Meroff & Orchestra. Photo by George Mann of the comedy dance team, Barto and Mann.