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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.
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.
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.
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 "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.
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.
Fox Fairway Theatre
Fox Fairway Theatre at 2820 W. 53rd St., Fairway, Kan.; writing on photo (top): Fairway then, opened about 1940, Wolferman's now. Writing on photo (marquee): Once was a great theatre - now a grocery store! Writing on photo (bottom): picture taken 1947., 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fox Midwest Management staff
Fox Midwest Management staff., No date; likely between 1945 and 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fox Midwest convention
Fox Midwest convention at Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Mo., August 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fox Midwest convention
Fox Midwest convention at Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Mo., August 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fox Theatres' manager, Frank Ritter
Fox Theatres' manager, Frank Ritter., No date; likely between 1941 and 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group of soldiers lined up to see "Immortal Sergeant" outside the Esquire Theatre
Group of soldiers lined up to see the film "Immortal Sergeant" outside the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., January 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Interior of the Esquire Theatre lobby
Interior of the Esquire Theatre lobby, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., January 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jack Carson with Mary Laird, Katherine Joffee and Jeanne Simpson at Muehlebach Hotel
Jack Carson with Mary Laird, Katherine Joffee and Jeanne Simpson (left to right) after a performance at the Tower Theatre at Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Mo., 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra, and Barbara Hale in "Higher and Higher"
Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra, and Barbara Hale in a publicity still from the film "Higher and Higher"., 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Property of National Screen Service Corp. Licensed for display only in connection with the exhibition of this picture at your theater. Must be retained immediately thereafter., Copyright 1943, RKO Radio Pictures Inc. Permission is hereby granted to newspapers, magazines and other periodicals to reproduce this photograph. (Country of Origin U.S.A.), Print no. 43/502.
Joseph Redmond, and three others, for world premiere of "I Shot Jesse James" outside the Esquire Theatre
Joseph Redmond standing with three unidentified people in Western dress for the world premiere of the film "I Shot Jesse James" outside the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., February 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Kiddie Show at the Uptown Theatre
Uptown Theatre Kiddie Show at the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo., 2nd copy is 27 x 33 cm., Note on photo: Hands Up, For Fun … 4,000 strong! 4,000 hands, belonging to 2,000 youngsters, signify their Saturday morning delight.
Looking north from the Jones Store toward the Paramount and Roxy Theatres
Looking north from the Jones Store toward the Paramount and Roxy Theatres on 12th and Main, Kansas City, Mo., Summer 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Note on photo back lists addition business establishments in view., Publisher name on photo illegible.
Marquee advertising "Arabian Nights" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Arabian Nights" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Moontide" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Moontide" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., May 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "The Pied Piper" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "The Pied Piper" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St; Kansas City, Mo., July 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Marquee advertising "Comanche Territory"
Marquee advertising the film "Comanche Territory" at the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Crash Dive" at the Uptown Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Crash Dive" at the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., Summer 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Crazy House" at the Uptown Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Crazy House" at the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., December 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Hello, Frisco, Hello" at the Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Hello, Frisco, Hello" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., March 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "How Green Was My Valley" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising "How Green Was My Valley" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., October 1941, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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