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Type: Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Title: Roxy Theater
Date: 1950
Description: View of Clay Holbrook at the 260 special Wurlitzer pipe organ (later moved to J. B. Nethercutt's San Sylmar museum in California) in the Roxy Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Keith-Albee Georgia Theater was constructed in 1926 for well over a million dollars on the site of the former Georgia Governor's mansion at 210 Peachtree Street. It seated 2,500 patrons and was originally host to various vaudeville acts, orchestral performances, and plays, as well as movies. In the 1930's the theater was renamed the Roxy. In the fall of 1938 the Roxy was refurbished in character with its original decor. The Roxy was demolished in 1972. Its Wurtlizer pipe organ was relocated to San Sylmar, a private museum in California.

Subjects: Roxy Theater (Atlanta, Ga.) | Roxy Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)--Organs | Wurlitzer organ | Organ (Musical instrument)--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century | Organists--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century | Holbrook, Clay | Keyboard instruments--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century | Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century | Men's clothing--Georgia--Atlanta | Clothing and dress--Georgia | Men--Georgia--Atlanta | Sheet music--Georgia--Atlanta | Musical instruments--Georgia--Atlanta | Theaters--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 5 x 7 in. silver gelatin print | John Clark McCall Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Ga.
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Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: John Clark McCall Photographs, 1950-1972