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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.
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.
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.
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 Robe" outside the Orpheum Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "The Robe" outside the Orpheum Theatre, 1214 Baltimore Avenue; Kansas City, Mo., September 20, 1953, 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.
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.
George Baker, Joe Neger, and Earl Jameson distribute candy to children in the lobby of the Uptown Theatre
George Baker, Joe Neger, and Earl Jameson (left to right) distribute candy to children following a showing of the film "Bambi" as part of "Santa Claus in August" in the lobby of the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., August 1957, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group of children lined up for "Santa Claus in August" outside the Uptown Theatre
Group of children lined up for "Santa Claus in August" (Joseph Redmond as Santa) outside the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., August 1954, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group of children lined up with Joseph Redmond for "Santa Claus in August" outside the Uptown Theatre
Group of children lined up with Joseph Redmond dressed as Santa for "Santa Claus in August" outside the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., August 1954, 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 the Tower Adorables at Tower Theatre
Jack Carson with the Tower Adorables performing onstage at Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Joseph Redmond dressed as Santa and an unidentified clown greeting children at the Uptown Theatre
Joseph Redmond dressed as Santa and an unidentified clown greeting children as they exit a bus to participate in "Santa Claus in August" at the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., August 1957, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Joseph Redmond with a group of children lined up to see "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" outside the Uptown Theatre
Joseph Redmond dressed as Santa with a group of children lined up to see the film "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" as part of "Santa Claus in August" outside the Uptown Theatre at 37th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., August 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
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.

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