Monday, April 6, 2009

Chandeliers

Some of the chandeliers at the Broadway Theater at Broadway and 53rd Street. Here's some history about this particular theater from the Shubert Organization website: The Broadway Theatre is one of only five playhouses that front on the street named Broadway. It opened in 1924 as B. S. Moss’s Colony, a premiere film house. The most notable film that played there in the early years was Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie which opened in 1928, and introduced American audiences to an adorable rodent named Mickey Mouse. Cole Porter and Herbert Fields’s The New Yorkers (1930) starring Jimmy Durante was the inaugural theatrical production at the Broadway. It was followed by Vanities (1932) with Milton Berle.

6 comments:

DaveM said...

Who has the job of cleaning them!! I dont envy them.

Olivier said...

superbe ta photo, ils sont magnifiques et cela donne une superbe lumiere

superbe ta photo, they are beautiful and it gives a beautiful light

Babzy said...

magnificent !!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Neat shot! Very elegant chandeliers!

the_plainsman said...

The interior architecture really creates the proper atmosphere to prepare one to see a great movie, and now live performance.

I like how your photo captures the sweep of the decorative moldings flowing into the chandeliers, and their warm glow as well.

Martha said...

Makes me think of The Phantom of the Opera.