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Acknowledgements









Updated June 18, 2014

My research was done not only from my personal records of 50 years of theatregoing, from my book “Give ‘Em The Old Razzle Dazzle (50 Years of Theatre and Footlights)”,(c) 1998, but in the Toronto Reference Library, Performing Arts Section, the internet using all search engines and a big thank you to:

“Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbourhood” by Bruce Bell – Community Bulletin Newspaper Group Inc. – 2001

At This Theatre: 100 Years of Broadway Shows, Stories and Stars – Louis Botto – Playbill Inc 2002 (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

“Broadway North: The Dream of a Canadian Musical Theatre, Mel Atkey – Natural Heritage Books, The Collector’s Choice

“Cinema Treasures: A New Look at Classic Movie Theaters,” Ross Melnick & Andreas Fuchs, 2004, MBI

City and the Theatre (The History of New York Playhouses – A 250-Year Journey from Bowling Green to Times Square) – 2004 BackStage Books (Watson-Gyptill Publications)

“Concise Oxford Companion to American Theatre,” by Gerald Bordman, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-505121-1, copyright 1987

“Documents of American Theater History (Volume 1 (1716-1899),” ISBN 0-8389-0136-0); (Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8389-0137-9) by William C. Young

“It’s a Hit!” by David Sheward, Back Stage Books, ISBN 0-8230-7636-9, copyright 1994

Encyclopedia of Opera – edited by Leslie Orrey, Pitman Publishing 1976

Exhibition Place, Records and Archives, Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, for CNE Grandstand show archives

The Film Encyclopedia, Ephraim Katz, Revised by Ronald Dean Nolen, Sixth Edition 2008, Harper Collins

Nicholas Van Hoogstraten for his wonderful book, “Lost Broadway Theatres,” revised edition 1997, Princeton Architectural Press (ISBN 1-56898-116-3)

Mike Rivest’s Ultimate List of Movie Theatres

“The Nabes, Toronto’s Wonderful Neighbourhood Movie Houses,” – John Sebert 2001 ISBN 0-88962-770-3

O’Keefe Centrw, Thirty Years of Theatre History, Hugh Walker, Key Porter Books, 1991

“On Broadway,”  Photographs by Fred Fehl, Text by William and Jane Stott ISBN 0-306-80125-6 (1978 University of Texas Press)

“Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre,” (edited by Eugene Benson & L.W. Conolly) Oxford University Press 1989

“Oxford Companion to the Theatre,” (edited by Phyllis Hartnoll)Fourth Edition – Oxford University Press 1995

“Palaces of the Night – Canada’s Grand Theatres,” by John Lindsay ISBN 1-894073-17-7

Philadelphia Theaters: A Pictorial History – Athenaeum of Philadelphia & Dover Publications, Inc., New York 19994


Andreas Praefcke’s wonderful postcard collection of theatres and concert halls worldwide

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance and Musical Theatre – editor Claude J. Summers – Cleis Press 2004

Royal Alexandra Theatre – A Celebration of 100 Years – Robert Brockhouse with photo essay by Edward Burtynsky (McArthur & Co 2007)

Theatre London: an architectural guide – Edwin Heathcote – British Library 2001

Theatres and Opera Houses – Masterpieces of Architecture – Terri Hardin – Todtri, 1999

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (416-395-5577)  Performing Arts Centre, Floor 5

and my friends who put up with my obsession, and sometimes even join me, and every artist, designer, director, composer, lyricist, producer and theatregoer in the world.

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