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Finding aid to the Green Street Theater Records 1929, 1941 SFH 548
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Green Street Theater Records
    Date: 1929, 1941
    Identifier/Call Number: SFH 548
    Creator: Green Street Theater -- San Francisco, Calif.
    Physical Description: 1 pamphlet box. (.25 Cubic Feet)
    Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 557-4567
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: The Green Street Theater (631 Green Street) was originally a live theater and then cinema before going dark. The theater was razed in 1955 to make room for a parking lot. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, a scrapbook, sheet music, and a souvenir program.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Green Street Theater Records (SFH 548), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    Gift.

    Administrative History

    The Green Street Theater (631 Green Street) was built in 1865 and destroyed in the 1906 Earthquake. The theater was immediately rebuilt and served off and on as a live theater or cinema until it was razed in 1955 to make room for a parking lot for the neighboring Bank of America. In 1929 the show "Easy for Zee Zee" played for a record number of weeks and ended after several murders including the death of the shows leading man.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, a scrapbook (containing newspaper clippings about "Easy for Zee Zee" and a few burlesque images), sheet music for "Zee Zee", and a souvenir program for "Easy for Zee Zee".

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically in five folders.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
    Green Street Theater -- San Francisco, Calif.
    Theater -- San Francisco -- History