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Jody Ladd Craig
Looking northeast from the southwest corner of 12th and Broadway. Shows Century Hotel and Theater.
12th Street, East from Broadway
Postcard of 12th Street, East from Broadway
2004 Conclave, The Heartland of America, Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma
Second Quarter, 2004
A supplement to Marquee, the Journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America, features several Kansas City theaters. They include: Aladdin, Englewood in Independence, Mo., Gem, Folly, Lyric, Madrid,...
A History of the Standard Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, 1900--1929
Thesis toward a master's degree at Central Missouri State University, about the Folly Theater, originally known as the Standard Theater, in its period before the Depression, with illustrations.
A New Sound for Downtown
Article about the restoration of three local live-entertainment theaters, the Music Hall (in Municipal Auditorium), Folly Theater (Downtown), and Midland Theater (at the Crown Center shopping mall), partly...
A Peek at a Life in Burlesque
May 1, 2014
Interview and biographical article on Tempest Storm, a famous burlesque performer of the 1950s. Born Annie Blanche Banks, Storm left her home in Georgia at the age of 14 and eventually made her way to...
A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer
Article describes the life and career of Jay McShann on the occasion of a December 13, 2003 performance at the Folly Theater. McShann was born on January 12, 1916; he came to kansas City from Muskogee,...
A Theater Name Shift: Title of Mainstreet Changed to the Missouri
Article about the name change of the Mainstreet Theater to the Missouri Theater upon its purchase by the RKO company.
Arts Groups Lack Stage Directions for Future
September 10-16, 2004
If built, the performing arts center could have a big impact on existing downtown performance venues. Industry experts say that the arts community needs to think about how "older theaters will coexist...
Biography of Claude Williams (1908-2004), Musician
Biography of Louis Curtiss (1865-1924), Architect
Biography of William Deramus III (1915-1989), Businessman
Block by Block
December 5, 2008
Kansas City Business Journal supplement about downtown development includes articles on Kauffman Center, East Crossroads, River Market, Power & Light District, and restored theaters. It also includes an...
Commercial Real Estate
Photos and article reviewing recent buildings and other projects of several prominent local "construction companies, architects, engineers and commercial real estate developers and agents" with information...
April 26, 2008
The feature of this issue's "Name Dropping" column is Cynthia Siebert, a name synonymous with chamber music in Kansas City. "As founder and president of the Friends of Chamber Music, Cynthia, a musician...
Article about the restoration project for the Folly Theater, led by Joan Dillon, hoping to bring back the former burlesque performances. Photos and descriptions of the adult entertainment venue and Mrs....
Downtown Goes Bananas Over Art
August 17, 2007
Captioned photograph of a 14-foot-tall papier-mache banana located on the side of the Folly Theater. It is part of the annual Avenue of the Arts celebration downtown. The title of the art work is "Staying...
Eagels' Kansas City Legacy Lives On
Brief biography of actress Jeanne Eagels appears in Folly Theater's newsletter.
Early Kansas City Theaters
This book contains information about early theater in Kansas City, including facts concerning the local theaters of the 19th and early 20th century. These theaters include: Auditorium, Century, Coates...
Presents a brief history of the Folly Theater and describes upcoming renovations to the structure.
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