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.
Jack Finn Collection
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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.”
– Thanks, Mark! – ed.
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.
You can clearly see the conductor with his left hand outstretched for the grabiron, and his left leg is upraised to board the car.