K: Frederick S. Armitage. P: American Mutoscope and Biograph. USA 1902
Print: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
“Using time-lapse photography, the film shows the demolition of the famous Star Theatre. Judging from the various exposures, the work must have gone on for a period of approximately thirty days. The theater opened in 1861 as “Wallack’s Theatre,” and was re-christened the “Star” in 1883. It was well known for it’s excellent productions, and a number of celebrated actors and actresses worked there, among them Ellen Terry. The celebrated English actor Henry Irving made his first stage appearance in America at the Star.”
Library of Congress
Star Theatre, ca. 1900
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