BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Boston’s Theater District with the author, Dale Stinchcomb
Join Dale Stinchcomb, Assistant Curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection and Ticknor Society Board member, for a virtual romp through Boston’s storied Theater District, from its bawdy beginnings at the edge of Boston Common to the lavish restoration of the Colonial Theatre in 2018. In its heyday, over 20 theaters crowded along a quarter-mile stretch of lower Washington Street, creating a dazzling bohemia of burlesque halls, movie palaces, dime museums, and grand stages. Today, only a handful survive.
Dale has drawn heavily on local archives to illuminate the city’s dramatic past in a new visual history for the Images of America series. Boston’s Theater District features over 180 images of the city past and present.
Cheryl Mariolis has created a themed menu for the evening with recipes for a Prohibition-era cocktail, Houdini’s (dare) deviled eggs, and more. The recipes were tested by Marie Oedel and Cheryl, and we can’t wait to try them out! Attendees will be entered into a drawing for two signed copies of the book and other prizes.