[New York Hippodrome] Voegtlin, Arthur; Klein, Manuel.

"Wars of the World" - Souvenir Book

Souvenir book for the New York Hippodrome's 1914-15 season, featuring a striking red and purple illustration of Athena to cover and announcing the "Newest and Most Startling Production Ever Given on This Stage!," Wars of the World, giving the full show program, several printed musical excerpts from the show by Manuel Klein, detailed descriptive essays regarding the production, halftone photographs of the venue and show scenes. 24 pp.  Crease to lower right corner, light wear to wrappers, one page with tear to margin, overall in fine condition.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.).

"The Hippodrome Theatre stood in New York City from 1905 to 1939, on the site of a what is now a large modern office building known as 'The Hippodrome Center', at 1120 Avenue of the Americas, in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan.  It was called the world's largest theatre by its builders," Frederick Thompson and Elmer Dundy, "creators of the Luna Park amusement park at Coney Island.  The theatre was located on Sixth Avenue, now named Avenue of the Americas, between Forty-third and Forty-fourth streets.  Its auditorium seated 5,300 people and it was equipped with what was then the state of the art in theatrical technology.  The theatre was acquired by The Shubert Organization in 1909." (New York Architecture) (21177)

Performing Arts & Media
Program, unsigned