Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, May 8, 2017

The "It" Girl

June 6, 1928, Appleton Post-Crescent
Before the Brin, there was the Orpheum theater.  The Brin opened at the end of 1928, on Christmas Day, taking the place of the old Landgraf Hotel.  Clara Bow was THE quintessential movie star for her time, but didn't transition well to talking pictures and faded from public view rather quickly.  The trailer for this movie is on YouTube and can be seen at this link: Interesting side note that the producer of this film is one Joseph P. Kennedy, father of JFK.  He worked with RKO Studios in the 1920's before turning his attention to politics in the 1930's.                                             
We first encountered the Orpheum in 2013:

1 comment:

  1. A little off topic but has there been any more discussion about renovating the Brin?