Thursday, December 6, 2007

Vintage Theater Seats

The first picture is the Deadwood Theater around the early 1900's. This theater was across the steet from the Franklin Hotel and burned down in 1952. Do you remember the name of the James Cagney movie that was playing?

In the second picture, Martha and Ernestine (stage names) try out the antique theater seats that are in active use on the top floor of the Deadwood Masonic Temple Building. These seats were salvaged from another old theater (Bella Union?) on lower Main Street and are available for public viewing. The old stage backdrop from the DHS Auditorium was also salvaged, restored and installed on the stage that these seats face.

Picture Credits: The Deadwood Theater is from John Korneman. The seats are from Bill Beshara.


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