Thursday, January 8, 2015

Biograph Theater -- January 8, 2015-

Moving Picture World, 23-January-1915

Chicago's Biograph Theater on North Lincoln Avenue became famous on 22-July-1934 when John Dillinger attended a showing of MGM's Manhattan Melodrama with Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and William Powell.  One of his companions had fingered him to the FBI.  After the show, a team of agents led by Melvin Purvis shot and killed Dillinger as he tried to escape.  Today the theater houses live performances:

At one time I thought it would be interesting to have a film festival showing the last movies known to have been seen by various people.  I should find the list I started to make. 

Moving Picture World, 23-January-1915

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