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Oshkosh Theatre, Oshkosh, WI

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Oshkosh Theatre

The grand opening ad for the Oshkosh Theatre on February 6, 1927, which featured the complete list on what residents of Oshkosh experienced on its first day.

Here’s the complete list one-by-one, which were listed as nine units.

  • Unit #1 is “The Voice Of The Theater”, which is the welcoming address as normal on-screen.

  • Unit #2 is the introduction of the Oshkosh Theatre’s eight-piece orchestra under the direction of Arthur Hastings in an overture titled “Bits of Hits”.

  • Unit #3 is an early colorized short based out of Sir Thomas Gainsborough’s “The Blue Boy”, with artistic efforts of Eddie Weisfeldt. The film blends into a stage presentation that introduces the character. Although the film is silent of course, a special performance by the young-and-talented Guila Eustabo leads the music with her violin.

  • Unit #4 is the state of Wisconsin’s own newsreel series entitled “Here, There, and Everywhere with the Saxe Cameraman”. Although the film itself was silent of course, music with accurate arrangement by the orchestra makes the cues of different happenings on the screen.

  • Unit #5 is an organ performance by Jack McConnell. The original organ for the Oshkosh Theatre is then-the very latest Golden-Voiced Barton model right out of the gate sent by the local company itself.

  • Unit #6 is a presentation of “The Lacquer Lady”, featuring a study in Japanese stage effect led by tenor L. Barton Evans, and soprano Myrtle Hill.

  • Unit #7 is the Oshkosh Theatre’s first feature, which is Louise Fazenda in “Ladies Don’t Play”.

  • Unit #8 is an Aesop’s Fable short, which was unnamed. It was listed as the “very-latest” meaning that it was released from a few weeks to a few months prior.

  • Unit #9 is an exit march.

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50sSNIPES commented about Oshkosh Theatre on Sep 15, 2023 at 8:29 am

Correction: It’s “Ladies At Play”, not “Ladies Don’t Play”.

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