documentary film

documentary film

Broadway - New York City - Star Theatre - 1901

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This 1901 short documentary film uses time-lapse photography to show the dismantling and demolition of New York City's Star Theatre over a period of about a month. 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. On Saturday, April 20, 1901, with Thomas E. Shea starring in The Man-o'-War's Man, the Star Theatre closed forever. The theatre was replaced by an eight-story commercial structure. Today the entire block is occupied by a 1999 mixed-use building, with an entrance to a multiplex cinema on the Wallack's site. All footage on http://footage.framepool.com Blog: http://blog.framepool.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/framepool Facebook: http://facebook.com/framepool