Kiss and Tell Lingerie, Chicago site of White Front Theatre

Carl Laemmle gets started in Chicago

Kiss 'N Tell Lingerie, Chicago site of 1906 White Front Theatre

 

Dennis Wilhelm links us to  the foundation of Carl Laemmle and Universal Studios’ success:

 “The White Front wasn’t the first nickelodeon (a type of theater showing motion pictures to a seated audience, typically charging a nickel per ticket), even in Chicago, but when it opened in 1906 it was the first runaway success . . . “

Story here:

http://chicagoist.com/2012/02/24/on_this_date_the_chicago_movie_thea.php

 

One Comment

  1. Rick

    If I wasn’t specific enough, Laemmle’s 5-cent theatre is where THE FOOT LOCKER is now located two doors south. Most true!

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