Excerpts from Motion Picture Herald, July 22, 1939:
“Here is an example of a striking transformation in the old Meralta theatre in Los Angeles, which incidentally was completed in seventeen days.”
“The “Front of the Meralta before remodeling. and the auditorium shortly after the work had started.”
“Above and below, the front and auditorium of the Meralta after modernization.”
Since 1996, legendary theatre historian, Cezar Del Valle has been conducting a popular series of theatre talks and walks. Currently accepting bookings for 2017: historical societies, libraries , senior centers, etc.
He has also joined with Local Expeditions to present a series of walking tours.
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.
Currently editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.