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Lurie (Louis R.) collection of Curran and Geary Theater press books
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Description
This collection is composed of scrapbooks from the Curran and Geary theaters in San Francisco. These professionally-assembled albums document over fifty years in the history of these theatres, covering a wide range of productions: plays, variety shows, comedy shows, magic shows, ballet, opera, revues, films, and other productions. The scrapbooks primarily contain newspaper clippings, along with press notices, advertisements, playbills, programs, menus, correspondence and photographs. The newspaper clippings include feature stories, interviews, advertisements, and critical reviews.
Background
Louis Lurie was a real estate developer, theatrical producer and philanthropist. His real estate company built and owned a large number of commercial office space in San Francisco. Among the buildings the company owned were the Curran and Geary Theatres, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. Lurie started the Lurie Company and the Louis R. Lurie Foundation. Lurie was born September 6, 1888 in Chicago and he died September 7, 1972 in San Francisco. Robert Lurie, Louis' son, was an owner of the San Francisco Giants.
Extent
72.5 Linear Feet (87 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish
Availability
The collection is open for research. Note that material is stored off-site and must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.