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Title
Electric Theatre on Spring Street
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection;
Contributor
1
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1902
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Thomas Lincoln Tally opened the Electric Theatre on Spring Street in Los Angeles in April of 1902, the first movie theatre in that city and the first movie theater in California. Tally, along with James Dixon Williams, started First National Pictures. Tally was the first to show a color movie in Los Angeles in 1912, and he was the first to sign Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford to a movie contract.
View of Thomas Lincoln Tally's phonograph parlor on Spring Street in Los Angeles, which had the Electric Theatre in the back. The parlor and theater were located on Spring Street, though the address is unknown. Photograph circa 1902.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative : safety ; 25 x 20 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00107246
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
S-000-424 8x10
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/134066
Subject
Motion picture theaters
Motion picture industry
Motion picture film
Recording instruments
Phonographs
Audiences
Women
Men
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
1900-1909

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