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1917 Strauss Magazine Theatre Program - Majestic Theatre #2

The Majestic
Brooklyn’s Perfect Theatre

 

Strauss Magazine Theatre Program 1917.

One play advertised begins November 26th, 1917, using this as approximate date.

Superb program with much interesting content:

  • Flyer added before first page for multi-performer show, organized by Keith
  • Advertising: Azurea-Face Powder Deluxe, full-page Hearn Dry Goods and Apparel, Adams California Chewing Gum, Wallingford Cold-air Window Refrigerator, A La Spirite Corsets, The Plaza Restaurant,  ice cream, cigars, and many more….
  • Recipes from Vassar students on conserving food: better than butter, cornmeal, Country’s Weal, etc..
  • Fashion column
  • Humour column
  • …. 

18 pages, including covers

Good condition. Front page detached, some yellow transfer from flyer. Minor creases and paper nicks & tears. Center page has rust stains from staples.

 

 

Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

651 Fulton Street

Architect: John B. McElfatrick,

Also known as BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey

Opened August 29, 1904, with Montgomery & Stone in The Wizard of Oz.

In the early years of the 20th Century, Brooklyn had a large number of legitimate theatres, and today the only one remaining is the Majestic. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it housed both pre- and post-Broadway productions. In 1942, the Majestic became a movie theatre and showed films up until it closed in 1968. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) rescued the theatre in 1987 for Peter Brooks' production of The Mahabharata renaming it the BAM Majestic. Instead of doing a complete restoration, the theatre was turned into a purposeful ruin. The theatre is now the BAM Harvey named after Harvey Lichtenstein who made BAM into the world-class cultural center it is today.