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Guide to the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof promotional photographs, approximately 1958

Summary

Theater chain in the United States; Loew's Poli Theater (later Loew's Palace) was located in Bridgeport, Conn. Consists of 41 gelatin silver prints depicting storefront promotion of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Many scenes show Bridgeport retail stores displaying images of Life Magazine cover photograph of Elizabeth Taylor, star in the film. Also depicted are Loew's theater signs advertising the film. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11327
Title
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof promotional photographs
Date
approximately 1958
Creator
John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Consists of 41 gelatin silver prints depicting storefront promotion of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Many scenes show Bridgeport, Conn. retail stores displaying images of Life Magazine cover photograph of Elizabeth Taylor, star in the film. Also depicted are Loew's theater signs advertising the film. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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[Identification of item], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof promotional photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Photographs, approximately 1958
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was a feature film released by MGM Studios and Avon Productions in September 1958. Loew's Poli Theater opened as Poli Palace in 1922 in Bridgeport. It was the largest theater in Connecticut at the time. Sold to Loew's chain 1939. Renamed Loew's Palace. Closed 1975. Listed on National Register of Historic Places 1979.

source: https://afterthefinalcurtain.net/2011/10/13/loews-palace-theatre/


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Provenance

The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof promotional photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Oct. 2016

Accession described in this collection guide: 2016-0069