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A "Hurdy-Gurdy" pianola jukebox advertising "Coney Island" at the Uptown Theatre
A "Hurdy-Gurdy" pianola jukebox advertising the film "Coney Island" at the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Note on photo: A early-day juke box!! As a contribution to the authentic Coney Island atmosphere in music we secured an old "Hurdy-Gurdy Pianola" for the Uptown lobby. We played it for a week in advance and during the engagement on the breaks of the shows. It attracted a great deal of attention especially from the younger generation who had never seen the grandaddy of the juke-box.
American Red Cross building
American Red Cross building (once the Ararat Shrine Temple; later the Victoria, Capri and Lyric Theatres) at 11th and Central, Kansas City, Mo., No date; likely between 1941 and 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ararat Shrine Temple
Ararat Shrine Temple (later served as the American Red Cross building; then the Victoria, Capri and Lyric Theatres) on 11th and Central, Kansas City, Mo., Approximately 1920 to 1929, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo., 2nd copy is 17 x 23 cm, cropped from original., Print no. 4062-B.
Auditorium of the original Orpheum Theatre
Auditorium of the original Orpheum Theatre at 9th and Central, Kansas City, Mo., No date; likely between 1901 and 1910, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Betty Grable on a California-bound train
Betty Grable on a California-bound train during a brief stop in Kansas City, Mo., September 1939, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cabaret Riviera hostesses greeting Tony Bennett
Cabaret Riviera hostesses greeting Tony Bennett at the Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo., September 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Candy girls Loretta Bruce and Lillian Peterson
Candy girls Loretta Bruce and Lillian Peterson at an unknown theater., No date; likely between 1931 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Chained cut-out of Betty Grable advertising "Coney Island" at the Uptown Theatre
Chained cut-out of Betty Grable advertising the film "Coney Island" (the cut-out was previously stolen and replaced) at the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., May 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Choreographer and co-director Jerome Robbins during the filming of "West Side Story"
Choreographer and co-director Jerome Robbins during the filming of "West Side Story"., 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 1961 United Artists Corporation. Permission granted for newspaper and magazine reproduction.
Clint Walker and two unidentified men from the "Cheyenne" cast
Clint Walker and two unidentified men from the "Cheyenne" cast., Approximately 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Constance Moore, Frank Albertson, Andy Devine performing at Esquire Theatre
Constance Moore, Frank Albertson, Andy Devine performing at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., July 24, 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up for Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" at Esquire Theatre
Crowd lined up to see Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" outside the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo. Note attached to photo: 57 years ago today, August 19th, on my 25th birthday, I opened a new, downtown movie theater, the Fox Esquire with the historic, 20th Century-Fox musical, "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Opening day ticket line was a block long! Women wore hats then... even in the summertime! (so did some men)., August 19, 1938, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see "Bowy Bill" in the lobby of the Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "Bowy Bill" in the lobby of the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see "Claudia"; outside the Uptown Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "Claudia"; outside the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., August 20, 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see "One Night of Love" at Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "One Night of Love" outside the Tower Theatre at 213 E 12th, Kansas City, Mo., September 15, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see "She Couldn't Take It"; outside the Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "She Couldn't Take It"; outside the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Print no. 15110.
Crowd lined up to see "The Egg and I" outside the Uptown Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "The Egg and I" outside the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., March 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see the film "One Night of Love" in the lobby of Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "One Night of Love" in the lobby of the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., September 16, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd of children posing for an Uptown Theatre Kiddie Show promotion
Newspaper clipping of crowd of children posing for an Uptown Theatre Kiddie Show promotion (Castle ice cream and the film "Mysterious Island") at Broadway and Valentine Road, Kansas City, Mo., Summer 1930, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Caption reads: A 1930 Show Stopper!! At Broadway and Valentine; Uptown Kiddies Show, Summer 1930; kiddies of 60 to 65, today!; 1000 in number.
Dana Suesse and Kansas City Mayor Richard Berkley after Dana Suesse Day proclamation
Dana Suesse and Kansas City Mayor Richard Berkley after Dana Suesse Day proclamation at Westport High School reunion at the Alameda Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., October 1, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dana Suesse seated at a piano with George Gershwin and Paul Whiteman
Dana Suesse seated at a piano flanked by George Gershwin (left) and Paul Whiteman (right) in New York., October 1932, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Debbie Reynolds receiving an award from Fred Souttar
Debbie Reynolds receiving a "Star of the Year" award from Fred Souttar at "Showarama" in Kansas City, Mo., 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Director John Boorman on the set of the film "Deliverance"
Full caption reads: John Boorman, producer-director of Warner Bros.' "Deliverance" took 75 cast and crew members into the backwoods of northern Georgia to film James Dickey's spellbinding story, starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds. Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox co-star., 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Printed in U.S.A. Copyright 1972 by Warner Bros. Inc., Print no. 1-717.
Display of classic automobiles at Broadway Ford
Display of classic automobiles at Broadway Ford, located 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Display of classic automobiles at Broadway Ford
Display of classic automobiles at Broadway Ford, located 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Elsie Janis
Elsie Janis, child actor at the Orpheum in its early days., No date; likely between 1901 and 1910, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Note of photo reads: With kind regards, "Little Elsie".
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building for the release of the film "I Shot Jesse James"; 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., February 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Three copies of photo.
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building for the release of the film "I Shot Jesse James"; 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., February 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.

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