|Title||Metropolitan Theatre exterior showing a crowd only days before it closed, Seattle, 1954 |
|Caption||Theatergoers eagerly await entry into the Metropolitan Theatre at 415 University Street. The December 4, 1954 show was an historic event; the curtain closed for the last time after Helen Hayes' performance in "What Every Woman Knows." After thirty years of being engulfed by the Olympic Hotel, the 1911-vintage theater was demolished in 1956 to make way for the hotel's motorcar entrance. |
|Notes||Sign in image: Tonite 8:30 PM, Mats. Wed. Sat. 2:30 PM, Hugh Beckett Attractions, Metropolitan Theatre On Stage, 8 Days Only Beg. Fri. Nov. 26, Eves at 8:30, Mats. Wed. and Sat. at 2:30, Final Performance [...] Helen [Hayes] [...] in Sir [James M. Barrie's] 'What [Every] Woman [Knows]' [...].|
Handwritten on negative: Metropolitan Theater closed 12-4.
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, THEATERS, Metropolitan, closing.
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): December 4, 1954.
|Subjects||Theaters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Marquees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crowds--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12645.1 |
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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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |