Tuesday, July 4, 2017

1941 ads for the Rialto, Louisville's million dollar movie palace

 January 1, 1941
 January 10, 1941
 January 24, 1941
 January 31, 1941
 February 7, 1941
February 14, 1941
 February 21, 1941
 February 28, 1941
 March 7, 1941
 March 14, 1941
 March 21, 1941
 March 28, 1941
April 10, 1941
 April 18, 1941
 April 25, 1941
 May 2, 1941
 May 8, 1941
 May 16, 1941
 May 22, 1941
 May 30, 1941
June 6, 1941
 June 13, 1941
 June 19, 1941
 June 27, 1941
 July 4, 1941
 July 11, 1941
 July 17, 1941
 July 25, 1941
August 1, 1941
 August 8, 1941
 August 15, 1941
 August 22, 1941
 August 29, 1941
 September 5, 1941
 September 12, 1941
September 19, 1941
 September 26, 1941
 October 3, 1941
 October 10, 1941
 October 17, 1941
 October 24, 1941
 October 31, 1941
November 7, 1941
November 14, 1941
 November 19, 1941
 November 27, 1941
 December 4, 1941
December 11, 1941
 
December 18, 1941 
December 25, 1941
December 31, 1941

All advertisements appeared in The Courier-Journal in 1941. 

3 comments:

Kathleen Quaife said...

Very cool,
This is so relevant to our History of Film and History of Animation classes.
December 7, 1941 was the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and I am looking thru these posters to see any trends relating to that date... But I can see there were military themed movies in theatres all thru 1941. The writing was, literally, on the wall, in regards to the unavoidable US immersion into WW2.
Thanks for sharing these. Are they from a physicall collection or a digital archive? Just c curious. Either way,,, thanks and very cool to share! Katy

Scott Santoro said...

Though it was standard for all movie theaters to show newsreels as part of their programs, in WW II most larger cities had a newsreel theater where people could duck in whenever they could to keep abreast of the latest wartime events. Louisville's was the Scoop which had a bill that would change weekly and was only about a week behind events of the day. I've included some of the Scoop ads reporting on the atomic bombs on Japan in the 1945 post. After the war the Scoop became a movie theater that showed artier and foreign films. It closed in 1955. The ads are all from digital archives.

Scott Santoro said...

There are also some ads and articles about the Scoop when it opened in the 1942 post about the Rialto.