Art Deco Architecture

The Old Modern - Then and Now

Posts tagged historic photo

3 notes &

Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgiafrom the Georgia State University Library
Showing of Voice of the Turtle, starrting Ronald Reagan and Eleanor Parker, 1948. The showing included a newsreel and cartoons.
Meanwhile, I just had to know what the plot of the movie was, because the title is bizarre, and this is what IMDB says:

Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he’s stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room, he ends up spending the weekend with Sally at her apartment. Both have to fight temptation as they become attracted to one another.

I’m bummed out there isn’t a turtle in that love triangle.

Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
from the Georgia State University Library

Showing of Voice of the Turtle, starrting Ronald Reagan and Eleanor Parker, 1948. The showing included a newsreel and cartoons.

Meanwhile, I just had to know what the plot of the movie was, because the title is bizarre, and this is what IMDB says:

Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he’s stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room, he ends up spending the weekend with Sally at her apartment. Both have to fight temptation as they become attracted to one another.

I’m bummed out there isn’t a turtle in that love triangle.

Filed under fox theatre fox theater fabulous fox marquee movie theater movie palace cinema voice of the turtle movie history ronald reagan 1947 1948 1940s atlanta georgia atlanta history historic photo theater theatre

7 notes &

Buses Full of Soldiers, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgiafrom the Georgia State University Library
1941 shot showing soldiers bused in for a show. This is the side along Ponce de Leon. Those stairs go up to the balcony level. You can barely see it, but the sign along the wall is for the the “Colored Entrance.” The theater was segregated, I’m assuming the balcony or part of it the set aside, although someone is welcome to correct me.

Buses Full of Soldiers, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
from the Georgia State University Library

1941 shot showing soldiers bused in for a show. This is the side along Ponce de Leon. Those stairs go up to the balcony level. You can barely see it, but the sign along the wall is for the the “Colored Entrance.” The theater was segregated, I’m assuming the balcony or part of it the set aside, although someone is welcome to correct me.

Filed under segregation atlanta history atlanta history 1941 1940s fox theater fox theatre fabulous fox georgia movie theater movie palace cinema historic photo theater theatre

3 notes &

World Premier, “Song of the South,” Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgiafrom the Georgia State University Library
The Fox hosted the 1946 world premier of Disney’s Song of the South. Both Walt Disney and Atlantan Joel Chandler Harris, who popularized of the source material, were on hand.
A note on the opening, from Wikipedia:

The film premiered on November 12, 1946 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Walt Disney made introductory remarks, introduced the cast, then quietly left for his room at the Georgian Terrace Hotel across the street; he had previously stated that unexpected audience reactions upset him and he was better off not seeing the film with an audience. James Baskett [“Uncle Remus”] was unable to attend the film’s premiere because he would not have been allowed to participate in any of the festivities, as Atlanta was then a racially segregated city.

I saw Song of the South as a child in the early 80s, probably during the last time Disney allowed the movie to be shown in theaters. It’s near impossible to find on video as Disney has only allowed it in limited release over the years, unlike most of its films, which are released and repackaged over and over.

World Premier, “Song of the South,” Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
from the Georgia State University Library

The Fox hosted the 1946 world premier of Disney’s Song of the South. Both Walt Disney and Atlantan Joel Chandler Harris, who popularized of the source material, were on hand.

A note on the opening, from Wikipedia:

The film premiered on November 12, 1946 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Walt Disney made introductory remarks, introduced the cast, then quietly left for his room at the Georgian Terrace Hotel across the street; he had previously stated that unexpected audience reactions upset him and he was better off not seeing the film with an audience. James Baskett [“Uncle Remus”] was unable to attend the film’s premiere because he would not have been allowed to participate in any of the festivities, as Atlanta was then a racially segregated city.

I saw Song of the South as a child in the early 80s, probably during the last time Disney allowed the movie to be shown in theaters. It’s near impossible to find on video as Disney has only allowed it in limited release over the years, unlike most of its films, which are released and repackaged over and over.

Filed under 1950s atlanta atlanta history cinema disney fabulous fox fox theater fox theatre georgia historic photo joel chandler harris movie history movie palace movie theater song of the south theater theatre