Premiere, Thursday, November 1, 1928
Regular Engagement: Friday, November 2, 1928 - Wednesday, January 16, 1929 (12 Weeks)
Noah's Ark
Starring George O'Brien and Dolores Costello
Directed by Michael Curtiz
A Warner Bros. Vitaphone Talking Picture
135 Minutes

SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE
Daily at 2:15, 8:15
Children: .25¢ mats, .50¢ eves (except Saturday)

Reported Gross "Noah's Ark" @ 25¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Saturday, November 3, 1928 (3 Days)
5
$7,000
2
Saturday, November 10, 1928
14
$28,500
3
Saturday, November 17, 1928
14
$21,000
4
Saturday, November 24, 1928
14
$18,500
5
Saturday, December 1, 1928
14
$17,800
6
Saturday, December 8, 1928
14
$18,000
7
Saturday, December 15, 1928
14
$14,000
8
Saturday, December 22, 1928
14
$12,500
9
Saturday, December 29, 1928
14
$22,000
10
Saturday, January 5, 1929
14
$13,500
11
Saturday, January 12, 1929
14
$12,500
12
Wednesday, January 16, 1929 (4 Days)
8
$5,500
Totals
77 Days
Daily Average: $2,478
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--
12 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,247
153
$190,800
Source: Film Daily Yearbook, 1929 - Motion Picture News

Photo by K. O. Rahmn of the Mary Pickford Corporation
 
  Thursday, January 17,1929 - Thursday, January 31, 1929 (2 Weeks):

THEATRE DARK
 
 
World Premiere, Friday, February 1, 1929
Regular Engagement: Saturday, February 1, 1929 - Sunday, June 16, 1929 (19 Weeks)
The Broadway Melody
Starring Charles King and Anita Page
Directed by Harry Beaumont
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture with Technicolor Sequences
110 Minutes

Awarded "Best Picture" by AMPAS, April 3, 1930, Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel

SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE "Broadway Nights"

"World Famous Headliners and a Chorus of 100 Broadway Beauties"
--
Program as Listed in the World Premiere Program:
--
Sid Grauman presents the prologue
"Broadway Nights"
Staged under the direction of Earl Lindsay
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1. Overture - "Broadway Melodies" - Grauman Chinese Symphony orchestra, Andy Bryne, conducting

2. The "Masters" of Ceremonies - "Dizzy Dumb Doras"

3. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin - Albertina Rasch Dancers
Soloists:
Spirit of Jazz - Ada Broadbent
Terpsichore - Portia Grafton

4. Jerry Coe - "He's just a little different, that's all."

5. Tap and Rhythm - Albertina Rasch Dancers
Solo 1: Nona Otero
Solo 2: Ada Broadbent

6. Seasons of the Year
a - In the Barometer - Vina Zolle and James Burroughs
b - Spring
c - Summer
d - Autumn - featuring Albertina Rasch Dancers
e - Winter

7. Buster West and John West - Late stars of George White's "Scandals"

8. The Dolls - Albertina Rasch Dancers

9. "Hot" (positively) - Edith Murray and her torrid ensemble

10. Pasquali Brothers - Unique and Extraordinary

11. Romantic Ballet - Dimitri Tiomkin - Albertina Rasch Dancers
Soloists:
Portia Grafton
Ada Broadbent
Donessa Nelova NIGHT
Anita Avila
Esther Laughton NIGHT
Jeanette Bradley

12. Alfred Latell - as "Bonzo" assisted by Miss Sylvan Dell - A novelty extreme

13. Buster West - Personality Plus

14. "The White Stairs"
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All dances of the Albertina Rasch Dancers conceived and staged by Albertina Rasch
--
"Seasons" lyrics and music by Earl Lindsay
--
Theatrical footwear by Mills
--
Costumes by Fanchon and Marco Costume Company—designed by Corinne
--
Rasch ballet costuming by Madame. Rasch

Mr. Lindsay and the feature attractions were brought from New York and Europe to Los Angeles for the first time by Sid Grauman exclusively for this presentation of "Broadway Nights."


Personal Staff for Mr. Grauman at Grauman's Chinese Theatre:

F. W. Hundley - Auditor
Harry Hammond Beall - General Press Representative of Mr. Grauman
Robert M. Finch - Associate Publicity Director
George E. Holl - Art Director
George Ormson - Technical Director
George Lundberg - Manager
Frederick Robinson - Scenic Artist
William Thorneycroft - Stage Carpenter
Ed Christ - Chief Electrician
Edward Keller - Chief Projectionist
Si Beard - Chief Property Man
John T. McGuire - Treasurer
M. A. Anderson - Assistant Treasurer
B. B. Mallicoat - Assistant Treasurer
Cliff Bernard - Assistant Tresurer (at Owl Drug Co.)


PRICES AND RESERVATIONS:

"The same complete program as given tonight will be repeated twice daily at 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. during the run of "The Broadway Melody" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

EVENING PRICES: 75¢, $1.00, $1.50
MATINEE PRICES: 50¢, 75¢, $1.00
--
Holiday Matinees: 75¢, $1.00, $1.50
--
Children: 25¢  Any Matinee; 50¢ Any Night Except Saturday
--
Box office open daily 9:30 a. m. to 10 p. m. Seats on sale at box office two weeks in advance. Mail orders sent in previously will be filled day sale opens. Seats ordered in advance by telephone, or at the box office in person, or by mail, will be held until 1:15 for matinees and 7:15 for evening performances. Paid reservations will, of course, be held indefinitely. For special convenience of Los Angeles patrons. a downtown box office is maintained at Owl Drug Co., 6th and Broadway. Open daily from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Special Sunday and holiday box office maintained at Owl Drug Co., 6th and Hill.


John Gilbert, Premiere Master of Ceremonies / Premiere Tickets: $5.00


Wednesday, February 6, 1929

Film House Reviews - Grauman's Chinese, (Wired) - Los Angeles, February 9.

Sid Grauman again. One of those shows that he was noted for in the days of the Million Dollar and Egyptian. Spectacular, grandeur, talent and scores of people grace the rostrum of the house in the form of “Broadway Nights,” prelude to the M-G-M musical talker, “The Broadway Melody."

Grauman went out to put on a show for this one, and from what one flashed on the opening performance Sid can step along the Rialto with his head aloft and have the rest of the producers look up at him and reverently say; “Yes, Mr. Grauman, you have the best ever.”

Instead of depending mostly on locally corraled talent, Grauman sent east for Earl Lindsay to stage his dance routine; Albertina Rasch to bring her ballet of 24, and then garnered the following punch talent: Buster and Joe West; Pasquali Bros., Alfred Latell and Jerry Coe. Every one a show stopper, and so placed in the Grauman lineup to build the show at a fast and entertaining pace.

Then too, Grauman got a real vode leader for the pit, Andy Byrne, who handled the baton for Rooney and Bent and had a perfectly smooth performance. That is miraculous if folks know how Sid operates. There is only one intact company rehearsal and that generally held the night before or day his shows open.

The show went through without a hitch, and after two or three performances should be able to hold its own in the 50 minutes running time allotted with any of these eastern revues. It has beauty, class, talent, scenic and light embellishments and other prerequisites to make it the best ever seen around here.

Grauman has hit the bell three times with this one. It will be a long time before the tone of the gong subsides for another local producer to go him one better, and they sure try all the time.

After the feature picture, which ran 100 minutes, John Gilbert made his debut as m. c. and introduced the cast of the picture. It was 12:40 a. m. on a rainy Saturday when the customers saw the skies dripping, but they were satisfied, as they had a real entertainment to talk about on their way home. — Ung. (Arthur Unger, Variety Los Angeles Bureau Chief.)

These programs were passed out at the world premiere of The Broadway Melody on Friday, February 1, 1929.

Program as Listed in Early Run Programs
--
1. Overture - "Broadway Melodies" - Grauman Chinese Symphony Orchestra

2. The "Masters" of Ceremonies - "Dizzy Dumb Doras"

3. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

4. Jerry Coe - "He's just a little different, that's all."

5. Tap and Rhythm - Albertina Rasch Dancers

6. Seasons of the Year
a - In the Barometer - Vina Zolle and James Burroughs
b - Spring
c - Summer
d - Autumn - featuring Albertina Rasch Dancers
e - Winter

7. Pasquali Brothers - Unique and Extraordinary

8. The Dolls - Albertina Rasch Dancers - with Albertina Rasch Ballets staged under the direction of Albertina Rasch

9, Alfred Latell - as "Bonzo" assisted by Miss Sylvan Dell - A novelty extreme

10. Romantic Ballet - Dimitri Tiomkin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

11. Buster West and John West - Late stars of George White's "Scandals" - "Greatest of them all"

12. "The White Stairs" - Ensemble extraordinary
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The feature attractions were brought from New York and Europe to Los Angeles for the first time by Sid Grauman exclusively for this presentation.
--
Footwear by Mills Theatrical Shoe Co.
--
Costumes by Fanchon and Marco Costume Co., designed by Corinne
--
Rasch ballet costuming by Mme. Rasch


Program as Listed in Middle Run Programs
--
1. Overture - "Broadway Melodies" - Grauman Chinese Symphony Orchestra

2. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

3. Jerry Coe - "He's just a little different, that's all."

4. Tap and Rhythm - Albertina Rasch Dancers

5. Seasons of the Year
a - In the Barometer - Vina Zolle and James Burroughs
b - Spring
c - Summer
d - Autumn - featuring Albertina Rasch Dancers
e - Winter

6. Pasquali Brothers - Unique and Extraordinary

7. The Dolls - Albertina Rasch Dancers - with Albertina Rasch Ballets staged under the direction of Albertina Rasch

8, Alfred Latell - as "Bonzo" assisted by Miss Sylvan Dell - A novelty extreme

9. Romantic Ballet - Dimitri Tiomkin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

10. Buster West and John West - Late stars of George White's "Scandals" - "Greatest of them all"

11. "The White Stairs" - Ensemble extraordinary
--
The feature attractions were brought from New York and Europe to Los Angeles for the first time by Sid Grauman exclusively for this presentation.
--
Footwear by Mills Theatrical Shoe Co.
--
Costumes by Fanchon and Marco Costume Co., designed by Corinne
--
Rasch ballet costuming by Mme. Rasch


Program as Listed in Later Run Programs
--
1. Overture - "Broadway Melodies" - Grauman Chinese Symphony Orchestra

2. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

3. Jerry Coe - "He's just a little different, that's all."

4. Tap and Rhythm - Albertina Rasch Dancers

5. Seasons of the Year
a - In the Barometer - Vina Zolle and James Burroughs
b - Spring
c - Summer
d - Autumn - featuring Albertina Rasch Dancers
e - Winter

6. The Dolls - Albertina Rasch Dancers - with Albertina Rasch Ballets staged under the direction of Albertina Rasch

7, Alfred Latell - as "Bonzo" assisted by Miss Sylvan Dell - A novelty extreme

8. Romantic Ballet - Dimitri Tiomkin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

9. "The White Stairs" - Ensemble extraordinary
--
The feature attractions were brought from New York and Europe to Los Angeles for the first time by Sid Grauman exclusively for this presentation.
--
Footwear by Mills Theatrical Shoe Co.
--
Costumes by Fanchon and Marco Costume Co., designed by Corinne
--
Rasch ballet costuming by Mme. Rasch


Program as Listed in Late Run Programs
--
1. Overture - "Broadway Melodies" - Grauman Chinese Symphony Orchestra

2. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

3. Jerry Coe - "He's just a little different, that's all."

4. Seasons of the Year
a - In the Barometer - Vina Zolle and James Burroughs
b - Spring
c - Summer
d - Autumn - featuring Albertina Rasch Dancers
e - Winter

5. Buster West and John West - Late stars of George White's "Scandals" - "Greatest of them all"

6. Romantic Ballet - Dimitri Tiomkin - Albertina Rasch Dancers

7, Alfred Latell - as "Bonzo" assisted by Miss Sylvan Dell - A novelty extreme

8. Tap and Rhythm - Albertina Rasch Dancers

9. "The White Stairs" - Ensemble extraordinary
--
The feature attractions were brought from New York and Europe to Los Angeles for the first time by Sid Grauman exclusively for this presentation.
--
Costumes by Fanchon and Marco Costume Co., designed by Corinne
--
Rasch ballet costuming by Mme. Rasch


Remember - Always Good Seats at Matinees
White Rose Spring Water served exclusively in forecourt
HIT SONGS on sale in the Lobby: "You Were Meant for Me," "Broadway Melody," "The Wedding of the Painted Doll," and "Love Boat."
For Exposed and Irritated Skin FROSTILLA - Use it to sooth skin roughened by motoring; to keep hands soft, white and smooth; to relieve chafing, windburn and drying. Use it too as a powder base - and for after shaving 50¢ & $1.00 - Everywhere
Tell your friends to call GLADSTONE 5184 for choice reservations
Bring Your Children to the Matinees
Cigarettes by Lickter
Where the Stars Dine and Dance - Roosevelt Hotel - Just Across the Boulevard
MIDNIGHT MATINEES:

A "Midnite Matinee" was held every Saturday Evening during the run of "The Broadway Melody" which was so successful, other theatres in Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles began to hold similar shows. The practice continued for some time afterwards, even during the run of dramas - ED.

Saturday, February 9, 1929 @ 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "While Hollywood sleeps, gaiety will reign supreme at Grauman's Chinese!" "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Sophie Tucker. Charles King, Master of Ceremonies.

Saturday, February 16, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Moran & Mack the "2 Black Crows" and Benny Rubin.

Saturday, February 23, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Pat Rooney, Marion Brent, and Pat Rooney III as guests of honor.

Saturday, March 2, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Another Whoopie" Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Eddie Leonard as guest artist.

Saturday, March 9, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: musical producer/writer Gus Edwards as guest of honor, Arminda, John T. Murray, Vivien Oakland as guest artists.

Saturday, March 16, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Anita Page and Renée Adorée as guests of honor. Fred Niblo, Master of Ceremonies.

Saturday, March 23, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Dixieland Jubilee" Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Stars of King Vidor's "Hallelujah"

Saturday, March 30, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Anita Stewart as guest of honor. George C. Arthur, Master of Ceremonies. Pat Rooney, George Sidney, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Joan Crawford as star guests.

Saturday, April 6, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Frank Fay "the New York Hit" as Master of Ceremonies. Camlla Horn, and Lili Darnita (courtesy United Artists Corp.) as guest artists. Vera Gordon, Charles King, and George Sidney as guests of honor.

Saturday, April 13, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Charles King as honored guest of screen. Ted Lewis as honored guest of stage, and the "world-famous" Brox Sisters.

Saturday, April 20, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Leo Carrillo as honored guest. Fred Niblo, Master of Ceremonies.

Saturday, April 27, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: "Mystery Mistress of Ceremonies." Joe E. Brown as guest of honor.

Saturday, May 4, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Anita Page and the Goodrich "Silver Fleet" cars as personal guests of Sid Grauman.

While these programs were passed out at performances of The Broadway Melody, they are not dated. So far, three different act lineups exsist, Early, Middle and Later in the run.
Saturday, May 11, 1929 (just before "Midnight Matinee")
Bebe Daniels (28) Forecourt Ceremonies
  Saturday, May 11, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Midnite Matinee sponsored by M-G-M: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Anita Page, Bessie Love, Karl Dane and Mary Doran as honored guests. Also vaudeville stars, plus the "Sight of a lifetime" Monkey vs. Dog, courtesy of W. H. Rice of L.A. Monkey Farms.

 
Monday, May 13, 1929
Marion Davies (32) Forecourt Ceremonies
  Saturday, May 18, 1929:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre 2nd Birthday Today
Saturday, May 18, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Whoop 'er up in Hollywood at the glorious Midnight Matinee" @ 11:30 PM: "The Broadway Melody" with Sid Grauman Prologue "Broadway Nights", Plus extras, including Carlotta King, star guest, accompanied by Sidney Russell. Benny Rubin, Master of Ceremonies. George Stinson "The Singing Cop"; M-G-M Baby Stars in "Ambassador Fur Revue"
Saturday, May 25, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Gala Midnite Matinee at 11:30 PM: "The Broadway Melody" with Sid Grauman Prologue "Broadway Nights", Plus extras, including J. C. Nugent, Master of Ceremonies, Cy Kahn, Marcy Klauber and Harry Stoddard, guest stars. The Gypsy Campers, singing, dancing stars of M-G-M's Redemption
 
Wednesday, May 29, 1929
Janet Gaynor (23) Forecourt Ceremonies
Saturday, June 1, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Welcome Shriners" Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" with regular program plus extras.

Saturday, June 8, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Tribute to Shriners" Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program including: Raquel Torres as star guest of honor. Charlie Chase, Hal Roach, and Gus Edwards, Masters of Ceremonies. Other guest artists galore: Harry Jolson (famous brother of Al Jolson), Elsie Lange (of Greenwich Village Follies), Earl La Vere (famed comedian), and 20 sentational surprises.

Saturday, June 15, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

Farewell Midnite Matinee: "The Broadway Melody" and regular program plus extras including: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, and Hal Roach as guests of honor. Conrad Nagel, Master of Ceremonies, Charles King, Anita Page, and Bessie Love in person.


Reported Gross "The Broadway Melody" @ $1.50 Top
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
Preem
Friday, February 1, 1929
1
$9,685
1
Friday, February 8, 1929
14
$34,000
2
Friday, February 15, 1929
15
$33,500
3
Friday, February 22, 1929
15
$33,500
4
Friday, March 1, 1929
15
$33,500
5
Friday, March 8, 1929
15
$35,000
6
Friday, March 1, 1929
15
$33,500
7
Friday, March 22, 1929
15
$34,000
8
Friday, March 29, 1929
15
$35,000
9
Friday, April 5, 1929
15
$32,000
10
Friday, April 12, 1929
15
$30,000
11
Friday, April 19, 1929
15
$27,500
12
Friday, April 26, 1929
15
$26,500
13
Friday, May 3, 1929
15
$27,000
14
Friday, May 10, 1929
15
$25,500
15
Friday, May 17, 1929
15
$23,000
16
Friday, May 24, 1929
15
$20,000
17
Friday, May 31, 1929
15
$26,000
18
Friday, June 7, 1929
15
$20,000
19
Sunday, June 16, 1929 (9 Days)
19
$22,000
Totals
136 Days
Daily Average: $3,975
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--
19 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,870
289
$540,685
Source: Motion Picture News
 
Tuesday, June 18, 1929
  Unveiling of "Human Billboard" for "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" at Wilshire Blvd & Shatto Place
 
  Thursday, June 20, 1929 "Under Direction Fox West Coast Theatres" appears for the first time.  
 
World Premiere, Thursday, June 20, 1929
Regular Engagement: Friday, June 21, 1929 - Sunday, September 22, 1929 (13 Weeks)
The Hollywood Revue of 1929
Starring Conrad Nagel and Jack Benny
Directed by Charles F. Reisner
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture with Technicolor Sequences
116 Minutes

1. Fox Movietone Newsreel
2. Curiosities No. 19 - "Follies of Fashion" / An FBO Short Subject
3. Overture - "Highlights of Hollywood" - Grauman's Chinese Symphony Orchestra, Salvatore de Santaella, Conducting
Twice Daily at 2:30 and 8:30 PM
Premiere Seats $5.00

Grauman's Chinese Theatre—Hollywood
The World's Most Picturesque Playhouse
H.B. Franklin - President

H.B. Wright - Managing Director
Harry Hammond Beall - Publicity Director
Murray Prevost - Director of Exploitation
George E. Holl - Art Director
Edward Keller - Chief Projectionist
Charles Jones - House Manager
B. B. Mallicoat - Treasurer
M. A. Anderson - Assistant Treasurer
Frank Coulter - Assistant Treasurer
Cliff Bernard - Assistant Tresurer


"The same complete program as given tonight will be repeated twice daily at 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. during the run of "Hollywood Revue of 1929" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre."

PRICES AND RESERVATIONS:

EVENING PRICES: 75¢, $1.00, $1.50
MATINEE PRICES: 50¢, 75¢, $1.00
--
Holiday Matinees: 75¢, $1.00, $1.50
--
Box office open daily 9:30 a. m. to 10 p. m. Seats on sale at box office two weeks in advance. Mail orders sent in previously will be filled day sale opens. Seats ordered in advance by telephone, or at the box office in person, or by mail, will be held until 1:15 for matinees and 7:15 for evening performances. Paid reservations will, of course, be held indefinitely. For special convenience of Los Angeles patrons. a downtown box office is maintained at Owl Drug Co., 6th and Broadway. Open daily from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Special Sunday and holiday box office maintained at Owl Drug Co., 6th and Hill.
--
Dr. Ed A. Skaletar, official physician, Fox West Coast Theatres.


Saturday, June 22, 1929 at Midnight:

"Million Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: "World's Largest Jazz Banded by Rube Wolf, 40 Jazz Synchopists, 30 Real Symphonists, personal appearances by Cliff Edwards "Ukulele Ike", Polly Moran, and Bobby Watson.
Saturday, June 29, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular prologue plus extras including: Gala Musical Festival featuring World's Leading Composers with 9 grand pianos. Carlotta King, guest star, Al Boasberg, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, July 6, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: All-Star Revival, "Gus Edwards' School Days." Cast includes: Gus Edwards, Fanny Brice, Benny Rubin, George K. Arthur, Charles King, Bert Wheeler, Tom Patricola, Polly Moran, Lila Lane, Louise Groody, Louise Dressler, and Marie Dressler.
Saturday, July 13, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: "Dedicated to B.P.O.E." Walter Catlett, Master of Ceremonies.

 
UNKNOWN DATE
Photographs published in the Los Angeles Herald on July 16, 1929, detail the escape route of two armed men who held up the Chinese Box-office. Police officers gave chase, the robbers fired at the officers, who fired back. The robbers were not caught —ED
Saturday, July 20, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: Charles King, Anita Page, and Bessie Love, with guest stars. Frank Richardson, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, July 27, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: Jack Benny, Charles Bickford, Raymond Hackett and others. Benny Rubin, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, August 3, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: Marion Harris, guest of honor. With Raquel Torres, Gwen Lee, and Josephine Dunn, guest stars. Lynn Cowan, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, August 10, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929"and regular program plus extras including: "Fox Studio Night" with George Jessel, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, August 17, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: The Brox Sisters, Joey Ray, Frank Richardson, The Rasch Ballet (with ballet music by Dmitri Tiomkin), Karl Dane, and Bobby Dolan. Walter O'Keefe, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, August 24, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": The "Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: The Duncan Sisters.
Saturday, August 31, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: a Mammoth Vaudeville RevueSaturday,
September 7, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: Carlotta King, The Rounders, and Lou Alter. Basil Rathbone, Master of Ceremonies.

Saturday, September 14, 1929 @ 11:15 (just before "Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee")
Joan Crawford (22) Forecourt Ceremonies
Saturday, September 14, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: Gus Edwards, Anita Page, Gwen Lee, Arminda, Charles Kaley, Edward Lankow, Jack Stanley, and Cecil Cummingham.

Saturday, September 21, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" and regular program plus extras including: Van & Schenck Baseball Night with the M-G-M Baseball Team in person. Roscoe Arbuckle, Bessie Love, Anita Page, Jack Benny, Lew Cody, Laurel & Hardy, Charles King, George Carpentier, Mike Doulin, and The Rounders. Leo Morrison, Master of Ceremonies.


Reported Gross "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" @ $1.50 Top
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, June 27, 1929
15
$34,000
2
Thursday, July 4, 1929
15
$32,000
3
Thursday, July 11, 1929
15
$33,000
4
Thursday, July 18, 1929
15
$32,000
5
Thursday, July 31, 1929
15
$30,000
6
Thursday, August 1, 1929
15
$29,000
7
Thursday, August 8, 1929
15
$18,144
8
Thursday, August 15, 1929
15
$21,400
9
Thursday, August 22, 1929
15
$18,800
10
Thursday, August 29, 1929
15
$21,000
11
Thursday, September 5, 1929
15
$17,157
12
Thursday, September 12, 1929
15
$17,258
13
Sunday, September 22, 1929 (10 Days)
21
$11,264
Totals
94 Days
Daily Average: $3,351
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--
13 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,567
201
$315,023
Source: Motion Picture News
 
 
Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 1929
Regular Engagement: Wednesday, September 25, 1929 - Monday, November 4, 1929 (6 Weeks)
The Cock Eyed World
Starring Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe
Directed by Raoul Walsh
A Fox Picture
118 Minutes

SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE

Carli Elinor conducting "His Spectacular electro-scenic Fantasy"
Twice Daily 2:15, 8:15 PM. Seats Reservable 4 weeks in advance
George Jessel, Premiere Master of Ceremonies
Saturday, September 28, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Cock Eyed World" and regular program plus extras including: L. Wolf Gilbert, Abel Barr, Muriel Gardner, Ates & Darling, Lelia Karnelly, Jean Bary, Bobby Burns, Mrs. (Solidad?) Jiminez, 20 Fox Singers, and The Fox Quartette, with George Lipschultz, guest conductor.
Saturday, October 5, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Billion Dollar Midnite Matinee": "The Cock Eyed World" and regular program plus extras including: George Harris, Lou Alter, The Fox Quartette, Betty Grabble (sic), The Fox Ensemble. George Lipschultz, conductor. Charles King, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, October 12, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "The Cock Eyed World" and regular program plus extras including: Nina Mae, Jack Ward & Bernice Snell, Joyzelle, Al Dale, Emily Renard. Gerorge Lipschultz, guest conductor. Lew Brice, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, October 19, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "The Cock Eyed World" and regular program plus extras including: Premiere of Con Conrad's "Rhapsody of 1929" with Joe Wagstaff, vocalist, Howard Jackson, conductor. Also Frank Richardson, Sharon Lynn, David Percy, Lola Lane. Con Conrad, Master of Ceremonies.
Saturday, October 26, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "The Cock Eyed World" and regular program plus extras including: Charles Farrell, El Brendel, Sharon Lynn, Jean Barry, Bobby Burns, McCormack & Wallace, Captain Bradley, and Solidad Jiminez. Joe E. Brown, Master of Ceremonies.

Saturday, October 5, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "The Cock Eyed World" and regular program plus extras including: Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe, El Brendel, Richard Keene, Lola Lane, Dave Stamper, Margaret Warner, and Phelps & Armstrong. William K. Welk, Master of Ceremonies.

Reported Gross "The Cock Eyed World" @ $1.50 Top
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 1, 1929
15
$35,150
2
Tuesday, October 8, 1929
15
$27,900
3
Tuesday, October 15, 1929
15
$25,250
4
Tuesday, October 22, 1929
15
$25,087
5
Tuesday, October 29, 1929
15
$30,100
6
Monday, November 4, 1929 (6 days)
13
$14,000
Totals
41 Days
Daily Average: $3,841
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--
6 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,789
88
$157,487
Source: Motion Picture News
 
 
West Coast Premiere, Tuesday, November 5, 1929
Regular Engagement: Wednesday, November 6, 1929 - Sunday, December 1, 1929 (3.5 Weeks)
Sunny Side Up
Starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
Directed by David Butler
A Fox Picture
121 Minutes

PROGRAM

Unit No. 1:
The Eyes and Voice of the World
a. Fox Movietone News
b. Hearst Metrotone
They speak for themselves!

Unit No. 2:
"Springtime" Walter Disney's "Silly Symphony" Synchronized Cartoon / Released by Columbia Pictures

Unit No. 3:
Overture
"The Song of New York" by Carli Elinor, Grauman's Chinese Symphony Orchestra, Gino Severi, conducting

Unit No. 4:
"Sunny Side Up"

Orange Blossom Perfume by De Kama, formerly perfumer to the courts of Europe
California's best souvenir
Only at De Kama's Perfume Salon
1635 Vine Street
HEmpstead 6203

When in San Francisco, visit the new Fox Theatre
Grauman's Chinese Theatre Physician
Edw. Skaletar, M.D.
Phone HO. 6729

White Rose Spring Water served exclusively in forecourt
Cigarettes by Lickter
Flowers furnished by Steven's Chinese Flower Shop
Opposite the Chinese Theatre

Twice Daily at 2:30 and 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 9, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Armistice Whoopee Night" "Sunny Side Up" and regular program plus extras including: Dixie Lee, Ates & Dixie Lee, Dickey Kelly, The Four Kennys, Rose Valysa, Penny Singleton, and 20 Dancing Beauties. Rosco Ates, Master of Ceremonies.


Saturday, November 16, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Sunny Side Up" and regular program plus extras including: "Talking Picture Shot on Stage!" "The Bishop Murder Case" starring Basil Rathbone

Saturday, November 23, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Sunny Side Up" and regular program plus extras including: Marjorie White, Ed Tierney, Sharon Lynn, David Rollins, Joseph Diskay and 24 Sunbeam Beauties! Charles Jundels, Master of Ceremonies.

Saturday, November 30, 1929 at 11:30 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Sunny Side Up" and regular program plus extras including: El Brendel & Rose Brendel, Dixie Lee, Frank Richardson, Tom Patricola, and Richard Keene. George MacFarlane, Master of Ceremonies.

Reported Gross "Sunny Side Up" @ $1.50 Top
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, November 12, 1929
15
$20,500
2
Thursday, November 19, 1929
15
$16,197
3
Thursday, November 26, 1929
15
$15,150
4
Sunday, December 1, 1929 (5 Days)
11
$18,900
Totals
26 Days
Daily Average: $2,721
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--
4 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,263
56
$70,747
Source: Motion Picture News


We believe that some of the more static, stage-bound portions of this film were photographed on stage at the "Hollywood Midnight Frolic" held at Grauman's Chinese on Saturday, November 16, 1929—ED
 
Premiere, Thursday, December 5, 1929
Regular Engagement: Friday, December 6, 1929 - Wednesday, January 15, 1930 (5 Weeks)
Condemned
Starring Ronald Colman and Ann Harding
Directed by Wesley Ruggles
A Samuel Goldwyn Production / A United Artists Release
86 Minutes

PROGRAM

Unit No. 1:
The Eyes and Voices of the World
Fox Movietone News
Hearst Metrotone News
They Speak for Themselves!

Unit No. 2:
"Night Owls" Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy / Directed by James Parrott / A Hal Roach Production / A Metero-Goldwyn-Mayer Release

Unit No. 3:
Overture: Victor Herberts "Sweethearts" arranged by Carli Eliner
Grauman's Chinese Symphony Orchestra, Gino Severi, conductor
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NOTE: As a writer of Operatic and Musical Comedy scores, Victor Herbert's genius stands predominant as America's representative composer. His compositions are exceedingly effective and technically skillful. The melodies in this Overture are of unusual figuration, embellished with a wealth of harmonic accompaniment. "Sweethearts Waltz," "Angelus,""Mother Goose," "Jeanette's Wooden Shoes," "Every Lover Must Meet His Fate," "On Parade," and "Sweethearts Waltz" for a grandioso finale, are the delightful creations that are burnished into life by Mr. Elinor's artistic arrangement.

Unit No. 4:
"Condemmed"

Orange Blossom Perfume by De Kama, formerly perfumer to the courts of Europe
California's best souvenir
Only at De Kama's Perfume Salon
1635 Vine Street
HEmpstead 6203

When in San Francisco, visit the new Fox Theatre
Grauman's Chinese Theatre Physician
Edw. Skaletar, M.D.
Phone HO. 6729

White Rose Spring Water served exclusively in forecourt
Cigarettes by Lickter
Flowers furnished by Steven's Chinese Flower Shop
Opposite the Chinese Theatre

Twice Daily at 2:30 and 8:30
Premiere Seats: $5.00
Saturday, December 7, 1929 at 11:45 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Condemned" with regular program plus extras including: "Co-ed Highjinks Night" Stars! Girls! Music! Hot Steppers! Whoopee Makers! Laughs! Gayety! "Come Where the Stars Shine!"

Saturday, December 14, 1929 at 11:45 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Condemned" with regular program plus extras including: "The Entire Pom Pom Beauty Show"

Saturday, December 21, 1929 at 11:45 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Condemned" with regular program plus extras including: The Pom Pom Girls. "Kris Kringle Night" with Muriel Stryker, Montgomery & Ward, Danny Jay, The Carla Torney Girls, and the 20th Century Steppers. Gene Morgan, Master of Ceremonies

Saturday, December 28, 1929 at 11:45 PM:

"Hollywood Midnite Frolic": "Condemned" with regular program plus extras including: Edison & Gregory, June Worth, Haff & Dahl, Mary Sweeney. Lynn Cowan, Mistress of Ceremonies.





 
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