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What played at the Roxy?

The Roxy Theatre opened at 153 W. 50 St., between 6th and 7th Avenues in 1927 with the film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The theater seated 5,920 people. An apogee of “movie palace” distinction … Continue reading

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Celebrity Photographers

The recent publication of a nude photograph of the late Elizabeth Taylor highlighted its utter rarity. In passing it is mentioned that the photograph was done by Taylor’s friend and fellow actor, Roddy McDowall, who had been her co-star in … Continue reading

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