Theatres of San Jose, California (Images of America Series)

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With the help of photographs from established public archives in the Santa Clara Valley as well as several private collections, this book serves as a window into a time when San Jose had an abundance of theatres with twinkling marquees and flashing signs. Gary Lee Parks is a board member of the Theatre Historical Society of America and has assisted in the preservation of historic Bay Area theatres as both a professional and a volunteer.

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Overview

With the help of photographs from established public archives in the Santa Clara Valley as well as several private collections, this book serves as a window into a time when San Jose had an abundance of theatres with twinkling marquees and flashing signs. Gary Lee Parks is a board member of the Theatre Historical Society of America and has assisted in the preservation of historic Bay Area theatres as both a professional and a volunteer.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738569062
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/17/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,470,519
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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With the help of photographs from established public archives in the Santa Clara Valley as well as several private collections, this book serves as a window into a time when San Jose had an abundance of theatres with twinkling marquees and flashing signs. Gary Lee Parks is a board member of the Theatre Historical Society of America and has assisted in the preservation of historic Bay Area theatres as both a professional and a volunteer.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Stages and 5ยข Screens 9

2 San Jose's Finest Entertainment 35

3 Touring the California Theatre 61

4 The Neighborhood Theatres 81

5 Around the Valley 101

6 Domes and Starlight 119

Bibliography 127

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