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Santa Barbara Movie Theater History and Photographs

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1995-084

Content Description

One box of several hundred photographs and written material on the history of movie theaters in Santa Barbara and Goleta

Acquisition Type



Gift of Gene Marchu

Restrictions Apply



  • 1983


Metro 4 (Mission County Envelope) - 5 negative strips. 36 4x6" glossy photos. Metro 4 (Box) - 6 color photos "opening." 6 b/w; theatre façade daytime. 8 b/w; theatre façade night. 1 4x6" color; theatre façade night. 3 b/w; theatre façade daytime, and 1 negative strip. 15 4x6" color & 2 negative strips (opening and crew training). 20 b/w, exterior marquee installation, interiors, & 6 negative strips. 19 4x6"color photos, interior and exterior during construction. 21 4x6" color, interior and exterior construction, many duplicates of above. 1 Xerox copy News-Press, 10-2-1987 article on theatre demolition. Arlington Box- 4 color night photos of State Street and Arlington Theatre. 2 negative strips-loose. 7 Color photos of organ & 3 negative strips. Loose Photos: 20 Arlington exterior and interiors, 2 night rooftops of Public Library & Court House. 1 negative strip. 2 negative strips, 1 night photo of State Street with Arlington. Granada Box- 7 color photos of stage curtain, 4 Arlington (State Street at night), 8 negative strips. 6 color stage mural and curtain, "Granada from Alhambra Hills" and 2 negative strips. 7 color prints of furniture and 4 negative strips. 17 color prints of furniture, 2 color prints snack bar, 6 negative strips. 22 color prints, ceiling supports, some with workmen, 6 negative strips. 4 color prints, 1 of mural, 3 blurred furniture legs. Granada Box Contained: - 1 negative strip of mural and seats. 2 loose color glossy prints of "1925 Earthquake" Exhibit. 7 stage with various curtains, 2 negative strips. 10 color prints of stage with various curtains. Envelope-Book Pictures- 1 3 Page Xerox "75 Charles M Urton: His Landmark endured." W.A. Tompkins "History Makers." 5 Xeroxed images of Granada 5 8x10" b/w of Interior and exteriors. Envelope-Trivia Questions - 8x10" envelope with items as indicated. Book - Stanley McCandlees. "A Method of Lighting the Stage." New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1958. Book - Harold E. Reeves. "The Lobero Theatre Chronicles 1924-1984." SB: Bagaduce Press, 1990. Autographed.. Granada Box-Postcards - 1 Large b/w of State Street. 1 Large b/w "Jolly Good Show." Postcards: 16 film festival 2 Solstice 2 Arlington 1 Other 5 Business Cards. Old Photo-Mural-Unusual Box - 8 8x10" b/w Granada 4 b/w -2 Granada & 2 Ushers. 7 4x6" color glossy prints of Granada curtain various panels. 4 4x6" color glossy prints, displays for Kevin Costner film, "Robin Hood." And 2 negative strips. 3 Copies "Granada City of Dreams." 1 Envelope with 2 receipts for photo processing. 1 Negative strip in cardboard covering. 1 b/w print, Granada with street cars on State Street, 1 negative strip. 5 b/w prints, 1st Nat'l. Bank, 6-39-25, Earthquake images with Granada in background. 8 4x6" glossy, Granada stage, 1 with film strip. 2 Night color, Granada marquee. 2 b/w, Arlington exteriors. 1 b/w, Granada façade. 4 negative strips. 20 b/w, Granada. 5 negative strips, Granada vintage photos. 25 b/w images, old time '24, Granada. 5 color prints, projection booth, 2 negative strips. Envelope-"Caine Mutiny." - 1 Original, 4 Xeroxes "People Section News-Press article about Herman Wouk. 4 Photostatic copies of news stories 7 Xerox of above. 10 Xerox of program. 2 Photo copy ready for printing program. Manila Folder #1 - Letterhead stationery and envelope for Granada. 7 Sheets about "Brenograph Glass Slides," and 3 pages "sneak previews." FAX - 2 Xerox copies signed "Woody Allen." News clippings - 2 Independent, 10-1-1992 article on Granada. Xerox - 1 signed, Mark Hendrix, Granada Mgr., 1937-39. 2 Handwritten pages trivia questions and information. 1 Stella Rouse, "Way it Was-movie Well-received in 1913." 4 Yellow 8 ½ x 11" information sheets about Granada. Envelope-Manual Lettering - Hand lettered pages of words, in English Block letters. "Old English." Envelope-"My Dream Is Yours" Preview 4-15-1941 1 Negative strip. 5 b/w prints night Images of marquee with "My dream…" 23 Xerox pages of press coverage. Manila Folder #2 - 1 Original article. Rouse, 11-30-1985, mounted. 1 Xerox, Rouse article, 4-14-1974 on Granada opening, 1924. 1 Xerox, Arlington article 6-16-1989. 1 Xerox, "Oscar Holzhausen" projectionist, 10-7-1985, News-Press. Also color Xerox. 1 Folder with Arlington Center of Performing Arts. (Pocket folder) 1 b/w image, night marquee of "My Dream…" 1 b/w State Street. With street car and Granada in background. 1 b/w, marquee. 1 Xerox, Granada façade. 1 Xerox, on tan paper, Granada. 4 Xerox of theatre ads. Envelope-1924 Opening - Xeroxed copies of opening information. Metropolitan Theatres' Gift Certificate, copy, letter dates 8-8-1991. Envelope-1987 Mission Theatre Floor Plan 3 Xerox pages Envelope-Earthquake - Numerous Xeroxed copies of photos and articles. Envelope-WTW Table Display - Assorted Xeroxes. Envelope-Arlington - 2 Copies special edition of "Arlington Opening" put out by News-Press. 2 Special Openings. Numerous xerox and newspaper clippings on organ. Envelope-SBIFF (Film Festival) - Newspaper articles, etc., dealing with Film Festival. Mission Theatre Box - 4 copies News-Press "Scene" 1 Copy Preservation Planning Associates' report. 4 negative strips. 4 Color prints, night time, marquee and 1 negative strip. 4 Mission Theatre interior photos, and 4 negative strips. 2 Slides (transparencies) 1 Mission Theatre marquee, daytime, a negative of same. 7 b/w of above images. Copy - "Nostalgia" July 1990. Envelope-Old Newspaper Ads. - Variety of Xeroxed copies, also found in other envelopes. Envelope-Giant Photo Service - b/w images of curtain. Envelope-Ilford - Enlargements of Granada Interior. 1 Lobero Lobero Paper - Xerox Copies of News-Press articles about Lobero Theatre. Manila Folder #3 - Assorted Xerox copies, and 1 photo of Granada theatre mural. Envelope - "Gone with the Wind" - Articles, correspondence all related to screening of "Gone with the Wind." Gypsy Folder - Material relate to Civil Light Opera production of "Gypsy." Envelope-Granada Building - 2 8x10" color aerial photographs. Envelope-"Brenograph" Glass - Glass plate and materials related to usage of Brenograph, see: Manila Folder #1. Manila Folder #4 - Xerox. D.W. Griffith. "America." Folder #5 Nato History Book Folder - Xeroxed Granada theatre items. Envelope-Terry - Correspondence with Terry Helgeson. Envelope (white) Lobero - 5 Color photos of stage, 1 negative strip. 4 color photos, Lobero interior, 1 Granada, 3 negative strips. 1 negative strip. 8 color photos of "drop curtains" and stage, 4 negative strips. 2 negative strips. Envelope - 1924 Opening - 2 11x14" b/w photos, Granada exterior façade. Envelope-Granada Research Information Receipts, phone numbers of various persons, research notes. Handwritten. Envelope-Granada Floor Plans Envelope- 1924 Holding Company - Copy letter of Sales Contract, 4 front and 4 back Xeroxed copies of stock certificates. Envelope-Airport Drive-in - 1 "first Run" future, LA Times, 10 June 1979, focus on films magazine section. 2 negative strips. 4 4x4" color photos 2 Negative strips. 1 Negative Strip. 2 Negative Strips. 1 Oct. 28, 1993, Independent, P. 47, "Drive-In Movies are only Ghosts." Xerox copies numerous articles on Airport Drive-in. Envelope-other information 1931 Reopening - Photostatic copies of newspaper articles dated 1930, 31, 39, and 64, regarding Granada. Hanging File Folder - Xerox of Arlington Dedication 1931 Program. Blue Sheet of Paper (Folded) - Loose items: 2 negative strips 2 pages of LA Times Magazine, 12 June 1994, page 34 & 35, photo of Old Time Theatre interiors. 1 page, no citation "Digs" excavation of "Ten Commandments" sets at Guadalupe Dunes. 1 "Amazing Pipes," Independent 5-7-1987, p.8 3 Ads for films (flyers) on 8x10 paper. 1 Ad from "Scene" SB News-Press, p. 7, "Tribute to Rudy Keeler." 1 Folded b/w copy of a pen and ink drawing of the Arlington Center, 1976. Note: Negative strips are in photo processing company envelopes.