Universal Weekly, December 30, 1922:
“The Clinton Theatre, New York, Manager Philip Dion, ran the picture [Under Two Flags] five days to S. R. O. business at every performance.
“An Arab distributed personal visiting cards of Priscilla Dean on the back of which was scribbled a note announcing her picture at the Clinton.
“A week before the showing Dion placed a mysterious frame, covered with muslin on the inside of his lobby. A little hole was left for the curiosity seeker. A sign over it read, ‘Don’t look!’ As a result everyone did look and read of the coming of Priscilla Dean.”
Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc
Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.