Broadway Serenade

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Pacific Electric interurban no. 1214 stands in the shade of a passenger platform while the Riverside Theater (playing 1939’s “Broadway Serenade” and Disney’s “Ugly Duckling”) looms in the background.

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  • Mark W Bender
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    Fox Theater again!

    Fox’s Riverside Theater opened in1929 as a cinema/vaudeville theater house. It was built with a Spanish Colonial Revival style and attracted well-known performers including Bing Crosby and Judy Garland. Additionally, it became popular as a location for motion picture previews, the theater was the site of the first public screening of “Gone with the Wind.”

    http://www.foxriversidelive.com/history.html

    – Thanks, Mark! – ed.

  • Everett Neal
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    Outstanding shot of #1214. I can barely make out the slightly opened oval window at the rear of the car. I assume that is the conductor standing at the right, rear corner of the car.

  • George Todd
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    You can clearly see the conductor with his left hand outstretched for the grabiron, and his left leg is upraised to board the car.

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