Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Radio City Music Hall Program, April 21, 1938

This is the program from Thursday, April 21, 1938, Radio City Music Hall.  The program started with the Music Hall Grand Organ, followed by the Music Hall Symphony Orchestra.  The "Glory of Easter" pageant was next, followed by the Disney cartoon "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod", in Technicolor.  "Mickey's Circus", an extravaganza of Disney characters, consisted of 4 acts and was followed by the finale, "The Adventures of Marco Polo".


This is the third page of the program.  Take a moment to read the "Please Note" section!  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 

Here are the previews of coming attractions:


This page is the "Showplace Fashion Guide" by Willa Van and tells you all you ever wanted to know about suede.

Finally, this is the inside back cover, with lots of ads.  You could get a room with a bath at the Hotel Chesterfield for $2.50!  And then have dinner at Kungsholm's for $1.50.  Just add several zeros for today's prices.  Also on this page is an ad for Jack Dempsey's restaurant and bar on Broadway and 49th Street.  My mother once had a nice, large size photo taken at Jack Dempsey's of her and her friends having a good time at Dempsey's.  We came across it one time while looking at old photos when I was about 14 and she tore the photo up!  Why?  Because she was smoking and had a drink in front of her.  Guess she thought that would stop me from ever doing that.  Sorry, Mom! 

Here's another page with some ads:

For more information about the history of Radio City Music Hall, see their website:  http://www.radiocity.com/about/history.html.

Just found this in the box!  It is her itinerary for this trip to NYC and Radio City Music Hall.  It was quite a schedule! 

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