Ah, yes, Anna Q. Nilsson, the brightest Hollwood starlet in 1918.
Remember her ?

No Brew and View for 100 years at Lyric in Temperanceville, VA

Ah, yes, Anna Q. Nilsson, the brightest Hollywood starlet in 1918. Or was Gertrude?
Remember them ?

Miami Beach THS Director Dennis Wilhelm found this link for us:

100 years ago, the Lyric captivated Temperanceville. The Lyric was more than just a community hall — it can rightly be called the oldest surviving movie theater on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Heres the link to this centennial story:



  1. Anna Q. Nilsson, for those who might not know their movie trivia, was one of the “wax works” that played bridge with Norma Desmond in the 1950 film “Sunset Blvd”. The others were Buster Keaton, and H.B. Warner.

  2. “Narrator” William Holden sat in on the bridge game. Great film.

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