Antique Playbill from Gordon's Strand Theatre, Dorchester, Boston - Rudloph Valentino in "Blood and Sand"
Here is an antique playbill from Gordon's Strand Theatre, located in Upham's Corner, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. This short six-page program dates to circa 1920 and advertises Rudloph Valentino in "Blood and Sand." It also contains more program information for this theater, along with incredible advertisements for the businesses of the time.
More information about the theater (from Wikipedia):
The Strand was built in 1918 as a movie and vaudeville house. It opened on the evening of November 11, 1918, billed as Dorchester's million dollar movie palace, with a double feature—Queen of the Sea, starring Annette Kellermann, and Out of a Clear Sky, starring Marguerite Clark, with extra added attraction Miss Emilie Earle, the songstress de luxe. It closed in 1974 due to disrepair, only to be reopened again in 1979 after the city of Boston made extensive renovations. The theater was designed by Funk and Wilcox in Boston and built by McGahey and O'Connor.
This playbill is in good condition. Signs of wear may include corner damage, stains, and minor folding. Please see the photos to understand the condition exactly, as the photographed item is the one you will receive.
This item will ship in a rigid 6" x 9" top-loading plastic protector to prevent shipping damage.