|Title||Metropolitan Theatre interior during demolition showing a man in a suit with a sledgehammer and hard hat, Seattle, 1956 |
|Caption||After sitting dormant since its final curtain on December 4, 1954, the Metropolitan Theatre succumbs to progress. Here, the interior appears to be receiving a ceremonial blow with a sledgehammer. Demolition began in early 1956 to make way for a motorcar entrance for the Olympic Hotel that had wrapped itself around the theater in the 1920's. Built in 1911, the theatre hosted such stars as opera singer Geraldine Farrar, and actresses Mary Pickford and Helen Hayes. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, THEATERS, Metropolitan, being torn down.|
Alternate spelling for Metropolitan Theatre: Metropolitan Theater.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): February 2, 1956.
|Subjects||Theaters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Demolition--Washington (State)--Seattle; Stages (Platforms)--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12646.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |