Great example of segregation in early 1950's America. Teaching tool to remind us that not so long ago racist social norms were openly advertised. Please read the bottom line of the poster. Lots of great history in this one offering, Local interest to Milford Delaware, race relations, movies! Nancy Davis (Reagan) Gene Autry, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.This is an original piece not a reproduction. (newly framed for its protection). Poster dimensions are 26" x 17".
Here is some history on the theatre. The Schine Theatre reopened in 1948 after extensive renovations and photos from the era show the beautifully restored balcony as well as rows of modern seating.
Two cameras were necessary to show the entire movie without interruption. In the summer, merchants gave free tickets to matinees so that people could enjoy cartoons and a feature movie in the air-conditioned theatre. It has been used as a church for more than 30 years and the façade was recently updated. The item "Colored Black Americana Milford Theatre Delaware Movie Poster Segregation 1951" is in sale since Saturday, May 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Prints, Posters & Paintings".
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