Samuel L. Rothafel, at the microphone, Capitol Theater, New York City, New York, 1923

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
January 20, 1923
nitrate negative
overall: 8 x 10 in.

8x10 nitrate negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at the Capitol Theater in New York City, New York January 20, 1923. Sideways image of Samuel L. Rothafel seated inside the Capitol Theater in a chair with a director's table in front of him and a Western Electric microphone on the table. Samuel Lionel "Roxy" Rothafel (1882-1936) was an entertainer of the 1920's silent film era and later the manager for many of the great New York movie palaces such as the Strand, Rialto, Rivoli, Capitol, and his own Roxy Theatre in New York City. He also opened Radio City Music Hall in 1932. Typed neg. sleeve info.: "15905 / [Box] 1140-7". Handwritten sleeve info.: "1/20/23 / W.E. Co.-110 Williams St. City /Mr. Bonnell / Photo of Rothafel / Capitol Theater." CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


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