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'Cinemental Journeys' Takes Readers Through Movie Houses of Yesteryear
December 13, 2006
Mike and Vicki Walker have written a book which explores nostalgic theaters still operating in the Midwest. The book covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Two that are mentioned from...
'Tis a Nobler Time
Article about the large annual festival near Bonner Springs, Kansas, set as though in Renaissance Europe in the 1500s, with actors and events dressed in period costume.
105 Years of Opera
Review of Kansas City opera's "golden age" in the late 1800s, declining later, especially after World War I, from which it "never fully recovered."
10th Street, East from Baltimore
Postcard of 10th Street, East from Baltimore
11th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 11th Street, East from Wyandotte
12th and Main Streets
Looking north along Main Street from 12th Street. On the right is the southwest corner of the Jones Store building. Harzfeld's Department Store is visible one block south, and signs for King Joy Lo Restaurant,...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
19th Century Playbill
Framed (9.5 in. x 17.5 in.) playbill printed on what appears to be cloth. "Broadway Theatre. E. A. Marshall, sole Lessee, Also of the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Thomas Barry, Stage Manager."...
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 Cinematic Gem
December 8, 2013
Article focuses upon the history of the Plaza Grill & Cinema in Ottawa, Kansas. The theater's owner, Rita (Peach) Madl, is interviewed. Madl describes the process by which she discovered that the Plaza...
A Computer in the Cast
Article examining the computerized effects for the Missouri Repertory Theater behind the curtains.
A Field Guide to the Crossroads Art District
May 1, 2005
Map depicting the area roughly between Truman Road (north boundary), Pershing Road (south boundary), Broadway (west boundary) and Cherry Street (east boundary). Includes drawings and identification of...
A High-Quality Facelift
Review of the renovation of Quality Hill Playhouse, a 153-seat theater at 303 W. 10th Street in Kansas City. The first two phases of the three-phase project have been completed. Once the required funds...
A Historic Makeover
AUgust 3, 2007
The Midtown Theatre, located at 13th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri, is expected to reopen in the spring of 2008 following a $28 million makeover. The new renovations include cabaret seating and several...
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 History of Theatre Activities at the University of Kansas
Thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Kansas on the history of theater at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, since its beginning in 1884.
A Kansas City Architect: Clifton B. Sloan
Photos and biographical article about Clifton Breeden Sloan, or Clifton Sloan (1870-1958), an architect "responsible for some of Kansas City's most interesting architectural designs." Native of Illinois...
A Kansas City Architect: The Boller Brothers
Biographical article about the "Kansas City architectural firm (variously known as Carl Boller and Brother or the Boller Brothers)," "composed of brothers Carl and Robert Boller, natives of St. Joseph,...
A Kansas City Vaudeville Team Launches Its Own Showboat
Photos and article about the "Dixie Queen" steamboat built in and operating out of Kansas City as a showboat or steamboat with an on-deck vaudeville theater. Description of its owners Al Cooper and his...
A Movie Theater With Small-Town Charm
July 11, 2010
Short article about the Rio Theatre in downtown Overland Park and its owners. Includes many color photographs of interior and exterior.
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