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The Lyric: A Look Back at the Beginnings
Some of the attractions to Be Presented at the Lyric in the
Every picture listed here is an all-talking, singing, dancing, or musical production.
All-sound short subjects will be used with each picture. Special attention is called to the fact that
summer shows are of the same quality as winter shows.
Inasmuch as many of the pictures listed here have not been released, some not even made, it may
be neesary to make slight changes in the list later.
Thursday and Friday, April 17-18--The Girl Sid No, with William Hains, Leila
Lyams, Polly Moran, Marie Dressler.
Saturday, April 19--No, No, Nanette, with Bernice Claire, Alexander Gray, Zazu
Pitts, Louise Fazenda. (With technicolor scenes.)
Monday, April 21--Romance of the Rio Grande, with Warner Baxter, Mary Duncan,
Antonio Moreno, Mona Maris. (Outdoor romance.)
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22-23--Sunny Side Up, with Janet Gaynor and
Charles Farrell. (Musical-comedy romance.)
Thursday and Friday, April 24-25--Love Comes Along, with Bebe Daniels, star of
Rio Rita, acting and singing, assisted by Lloyd Hughes.
Saturday, April 26--Playing Around, with Alice White and Chester Morris. (A
thrilling comedy-drama with music and dancing.)
Monday, April 28--The Vagabond Lover, with Rudy Vallee, Sally Blane and Marie
Dressler. (Comedy-drama with ecstatic songs.)
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29-30--The Sky Hawk, with John Garrick, Helen
Chandler and Gibert Emery. From air novel by Llewellyn Hughes.
Thursday and Friday, May 1-2--Son of the Gods, with Richard Barthelmess and
Constance Bennett. From Rex Beach's story. (Part color.)
Saturday, May 3--Loose Ankles, with Loretta Young and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.,
and Louise Fazenda. (Comedy-drama with young love.)
Monday, May 5--Seven Keys to Baldpate, with Richard Dix and Miriam Seegar.
From the famous drama of George M. Cohan.
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6-7--Anna Christie, with Greta Garbo nd Charles
Bickford. Garbo's first talking for screen. Eugene O'Neil's play.
Thursday and Friday, May 8-9--Hit the Deck, with Jack Okie, Polly Walker and
big cast. From the famous musical-comedy.
Saturday, May 10--Montana Moon, with Joan Crawford, John Mack Brown,
Dorothy Sebastine and Ricardo Cortez. (Musical romance).
Monday, May 12--The Aviator, with Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth
Miller. (A comedy with more laughs than enough.)
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13-14--Devil May Care, with Ramon Novarro,
Dorothy Jordan and Marion Harris. (Beautiful musical romance with color.)
Thursday and Friday, May 15-16--Show of Shows, with 80 famous stars,
gorgeous choruses, magnificent singing and dancing. (All color.)
Saturday, May 17--Show Girl in Hollywood, with Alice White. (Part color.) Not
cometed at this time, watch for announcements.
Monday, May 19--Bulldog Drummond with Ronald Colmon, Joan Bennett, and
Lilyan Tashman. By <">Sapper.<">
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21--Puttin' on the Ritz, with Harry Richmond,
Dolores Fenton, and Aileen Pringle. (Broadway favorite, musical-comedy.)
Thursday and Friday, May 22-23--General Crack, with John Barrymre, Marion
Nixon, and Hobrt Bosworth. Brrymore's first talkie. (Part color.)
Saturday, May 24--The Grand Parade, with Helen Twelvetrees and Fred Scott.
(Grand musical show and minstrel.)
Monday and Tuesday, May 26-27--They Learned About Women, with the
famous Van and Schenck. Their first talkie. (A musical revue.)
Wednesday and Thursday, May 28-29--So Long Letty, with Charlotte
Greenwood and many stars. (It is the great musical-comedy of the same
Friday, May 30--Beau Bandit, with Rod La Rocque and Doris Kenyon. (A grat
outdoor film with many song hits.)
Saturday, May 31--The Green Goddess, with George Atliss, Alice Joyce, and
H.B. Warner. (Said to be a better talker than Disraeli.)
Monday and Tuesday, June 2-3--Happy Days, with Will Rogrs, Janet Gaynor,
Victor McLanglen, Charles Rarrell, and others. (A tremendous revue.)
Wednesday and Thursday, June 4-5--Sally, with Marilyn Miller, ALexandr Gray,
and others. Marilyn's first screen appearance. (Musical, all color.)
Friday, June 6--Fast Life, with Loretta Young and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
(Thrilling drama of the new jazz generation.)
Saturday, June 7--Men without Women, withKenneth MacKenna, Frank
Albertson, and Paul Page. (Submarine thrills.)
Monday and Tuesday, June 9-10--High Society Blues, with Janet Gaynor and
Charles Farrell. (A musical show rivaling Sunny Side Up.)
Wednesday and Thursday, June 11-12--Free and Easy, with Buter Keaton. This
is Buster's first all talker and is full of big laughs.
Friday and Saturday, June 13-14--Is Everybody Happy, with Ted Lewis and his
band, Ann Pennington, and Alice Day. (A musical-comedy.)
Monday and Tuesday, June 16-17--Sacred Flame, with Pauline Frederick. This
is Miss Frederick's first talker, and she is wonderful.
Wednesday and Thursday, June 18-19--Framed, with Evelyn Brent and many
stage stars. This is from the famous story by Charles McArthur.
Friday and Satuday, June 20-21--Tiger Rose, with Lupe Velez and Grant
Withers. Based upon the famous Blascoe production.
Monday and Tuesday, June 23-24--Dance Hall, with Olive Brdon adn Arthur
Lake. From the story by Vina Delmar.
Wednesday and Thursday, June 25-26--Condemned, with Ronald Colman and
Ann Harding. (A thrilling story of convict life.)
Friday and Saturday, June 27-28--Rich People, with COnstance Bennett and
Regis Toomey. (Love and thrills in the life of high society.)
Monday and Tuesday, June 30-July 1--Awful Truth, with Ina Claire and Henry
Daniels. (The peculiar love affair of a man and his wife.)
Wednesday and Thurday, July 2-3--Evidence, with Pauline Frederick. Based
upon the play of the same name by J. D. MacPherson.
Friday and Satuday, July 4-5--The Taming of the Shrew, with Douglas
Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. First talking picture for both stars.
Monday and Tuesday, July 7-8--A Lady to Love, with Vilma Banky. A special
production and Vilma's first starring all talker.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 9-10--Rogue's Song. with Lawrence Tibbett. One of
the year's greatest successes made entirely in color.
Friday and Saturday, July 11-12--Second Choice, with beautiful Dolores
Costello. From Saturday Evening Post's story by Elizabeth
Monday and Tuesday, July 14-15--Not So Dumb, with Marion Davies. This is
Marion's first since Marianne and is rich in comedy.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17--In the Next Room, with Jack Mulhall.
Another one of Jack's special productions.
Friday and Saturday, July 18-19-Lord Byron of Broadway, with Marion Shilling
and Gwen Lee. Artistic production with much photography in color.
Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22--Second Wife, with Conrad Nagel and Lila
Lee. (A most interesting domestic drama.)
Wednesday and Thusday, July 23-24--Wedding Rings, with Jack Mulhall. Not
made at this date, story and cast unknown.
Friday and Saturday, July 25-26--Song of Love, with Belle Baker, famous
vaudeville headliner, and Ralph Graves. (Musical show.)
Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29--Murder on the Roofwith Dorothy Revier and
Raymond Hatton. Mysery and night club life.
Wedneday and Thursday, July 30-31--Peacock Alley, with Mae Murray. Her
first all talking, singing, dancing musical romance, part color.
Academy Award winners the year the Lyric Theatre opened (1929-30)
Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front
Best Actor: George Arliss, in Disraeli
Best Actress: Norma Shearer, in The Divorcee
Bet Director: Lewis Milestone, for All Quiet on the Western Front
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Last updated: July 21, 1997