From The Submit-Star in 1947:
Two new illusions, “Chopping a Girl in 8 Parts” and “The Mummy Comes to Life” ended up established for throughout the world debut at “Lewis Graham’s Battle of Magic” clearly show at The Rialto Theatre on March 14 and 15.
To whet the urge for food, a person could witness for totally free a magician escaping from a trunk outdoors the theater at noon March 14.
It was “the to start with large phase show of the year” at the Warren Road theater, later demolished in the 1970s, which mainly showed very first-operate films.
The touring clearly show was billed as a theatrical competitors in between Hardeen Jr., “successor to the entire world-well known Houdini,” symbolizing the United States, and “The Excellent Dagmar,” representing Europe.
Hardeen Jr. was the phase title of Douglas Geoffrey Waterproof coat, who had been an assistant to magician and escape artist Theodore “Dash” Hardeen, brother of Harry Houdini, in accordance to the Culture of American Magicians.
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At Theodore Hardeen’s very last display, he designated Waterproof coat “successor” of the Houdini legacy, and Mackintosh started applying the phase identify Hardeen Jr.
Exhibits had been at 3:45, 7:20, and 10 p.m. March 14, and 1:30, 4:10, 7 and 9:40 p.m. March 15, according to a March 14 advertisement in The Submit-Star.
Admission was 25 cents for children and 75 cents for older people — the equal of $3.21 and $9.63 in 2022 dollars.
Climate: “Once once again, it’s time to sing, tracks of welcome to the spring. – Spring, the light and the honest, carrying snowdrops in her hair – except if Winter, gray outdated chap, stays to linger in her lap.” — March 21
Downtown: Jimmy Miller’s Saddlemates headlined a St. Patrick’s Working day Radio Barn Dance at the Knights of Columbus hall at the corner of Warren and Centre streets. “The full gang will be there together with the Ranch Girls, who will sing harmony quantities. For an evening of sparkling enjoyment and superior enterprise, make it a day.” Other functions incorporated “whistling specialist” Donald Knight. About 500 folks attended. — March 17-18
Younger aviator: Fourteen-and-a-50 percent-yr-outdated pilot Frances Stanton of New York City, a summer resident of Assembly Level, was traveling to close friends at Glens Falls and acquired in an additional hour of flying time with her instructor at Cape Aircraft at the Glens Falls Airport, bringing her encounter to additional than 45 several hours of flight time in the community skies. “Although she’s far too youthful to solo, Frances has mastered the art of traveling thoroughly, and her instructor just goes alongside for the ride.” — March 22
Sports activities trivia: The winner of the yearly Metropolis Sequence baseball video game in between Glens Falls Significant School and St. Mary’s Academy in the approaching period would obtain extra than just bragging legal rights. Norman R. Gourley, “one of the city’s oldest and most enthusiastic baseball followers,” donated a silver trophy to be offered to the winner. The standard general public would get to see the trophy in a several times exhibited in the exhibit window at Erlanger’s Shop on Glen Road. “The trophy … will add more rivalry to the by now spirited battle.” — March 26.
Editorial: “Anyone who has event to generate a lot of Bay Street can be virtually sure that the breaking of winter will carry with it the split-up of the Bay Road pavement. This 12 months is no exception to the rule. The Bay Avenue street floor is an abomination of pocks, pits and tire traps. Those who managed to travel throughout the war set up with the issue silently for the reason that they had no alternative. They were being confident, even so, that when peace came their struggling would be relieved. Very well, the time has arrived to do a thing about a long-lasting pavement for Bay Road.” — March 20
Quotable: “Time used currently being courteous is by no means squandered.” — March 26
Maury Thompson was a Post-Star reporter for 21 a long time before he retired in 2017. He now is a freelance heritage writer and documentary movie producer who routinely researches historic newspapers of the location.
Maury Thompson was a Put up-Star reporter for 21 many years just before he retired in 2017. He now is a freelance history writer and documentary movie producer who routinely researches historic newspapers of the location.