Sunday, January 14, 2018

Putting the "Din" in "Dinty" at the Stadium in Brooklyn

Exhibitor's Herald, April 9, 1921:

"Samuel Lesselbaum, manager of the Stadium theatre, Brooklyn, N. Y., employed Max Ruddick's juvenile jazz band, a popular vaudeville act, for the presentation of 'Dinty,' Marshall Neilan's First National attraction, during a four-day engagement."

"Youths of the neighborhood heard the organization and organized an amateur jazz band in which tin pans and similar makeshifts served as instruments.

"Mr. Lesselbaum distributed candy to the amateur organization and donated a banner which made of it an exploitation unit extraordinary."


Stadium Theatre,
102 Chester Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Charles A. Sandblom architect

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Walks also available at Local Expeditions
Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.
The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.