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The Cool SENATE Theatre & THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955) | by BudCat14/Ross
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The Cool SENATE Theatre & THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)

ELECTRIC EYE IN THE SKY

A page from the "Performing Arts Annual 1986" This from my article "Memoirs of a Movie Childhood in Harrisburg's Film Palaces" written for this series of Library of Congress books.

 

During the 1950s the Senate screened the films of Universal-International which included the new '50s genre, Science Fiction. From left to right in still: Rex Reason, Faith Domergue, and Jeff Morrow.

 

If you enlarge this photo you can read in the caption about the impression these films made on me and young movie-goers of the era. (However, the Senate was razed shortly after this article was published).

 

The small photo is a snapshot I took of the Senate's electric eye automatic door which seemed VERY Sci Fi to kids of the period.

 

Unfortunately, by the time I took these Senate photos the NEON was missing from marquee sign (top).

 

PERFORMING ARTS ANNUAL 1986, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Iris Newsom, Editor. Article Text & Captions: COPYRIGHT Ross B. Care

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Taken sometime in 1986