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The Roxie and Cameo

I ran across this great photo yesterday while, of course, looking for something completely different. I have no idea what archive it's from but it's a nice shot of the Cameo and Roxie.

Note that the Roxie is still using their original milk glass letters. Something with Kay Francis seems to be playing but I can't make out the title.

Any idea what archive this comes from? The photo appears as on a 2007 post in a Jalopy Journal forum, "History of Los Angeles."

See the Downtown Theatres pages for more on the Roxie and Cameo.

Update:
Scott Santoro suggests in a comment to this post that the top line on the end of the Roxie marquee might read L (for Leslie) Howard. That would put us in 1934 with the film "British Agent." He notes that Mr. Howard was billed above Ms. Francis for the film.

2 comments:

  1. It might say L Howard above Kay Francis in which case the movie is British Agent, 1934. Leslie did get billed above her.

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  2. Thanks for the detective work, Scott.

    I put your comment on the Roxie Theatre page.

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