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Radio City Music Hall: 1932

Radio City Music Hall: 1932

December 9, 1932. "International Music Hall, Radio City, New York. Foyer from balcony." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

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From this past November.

Basically unchanged

The great thing is that this picture could be taken today with virtually nothing noticeable changed.

Deco à la Deskey

The chandeliers are the work of by Donald Deskey, a renowned Art Deco designer. He attended the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne in Paris in 1925, from which the name "Art Deco" was derived. It also birthed the Moderne design movement in America and around the world. Oh, and he also designed the Crest toothpaste tube.

When I was young

What a wonderful, memory-laden photo. When I was growing up my grandmother would take me to Radio City Music Hall for movies and the stage Show (The Rockettes!) every summer and every Christmas. I loved taking the subway ride into Manhatten from Brooklyn. We always had lunch at a Horn & Hardart Automat.

Thanks for bringing back some fun memories.

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