ENRICO CARUSO - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED 12/03/1914 - HFSID 147698
Sale Price $595.00
The great tenor sends a postcard from New York.
Picture Postcard signed: "Many/thanks/Caruso", 5½x3½ postcard. Addressed in another hand to: "Mr/Charles/Bloomingdale/1420 Chestnut St/Phila/Pa." 1-cent Washington stamp affixed, postmarked Times Sq. Sta., N.Y., Dec. 3, 1914, 8:30 PM. Color postcard picturing The Hippodrome. Captioned on verso: "The New York Hippodrome occupies an entire block on Sixth Avenue, between 43rd and 44th Streets. It is the largest play-house in the world. Has a seating capacity of 5,200. The depth of the stage is 110 feet, the width 200 feet." Built in 1905, the Hippodrome was New York's most successful theatre. But by the late 1920s, the growing popularity of motion pictures replaced the vaudeville acts and circus spectacles presented at the Hippodrome. In 1928, RKO purchased the theater and movie screens took over the stages. The Hippodrome closed in 1939 and was demolished. ENRICO CARUSO(1873-1921) starred in Julien in New York on December 26, 1914. French composer Gustave Charpentier wrote the opera (and the book) Julien in 1913. Caruso was noted for his warm, appealing lyric tenor voice of great emotive power and was among the first singers to be recorded. Lightly creased, not at signature. Lightly soiled.
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