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The Lyric Theatre--A Look Back at the Beginnings

Construction Drawings

Traced drawing of front and stores including masks, undated (linked drawing is 174K)

Theatre and Store Building--Front Elevation--for Plank & Kelsey, Feb. 14, 1929 (linked image is 189K)

Front elevation of Lyric (linked image is 205K)

Building Section (linked image is 226K)

Main Floor Plan (linked image is 182K)

Longitudinal interior with light fixtures (linked image is 165K)

Detail of Stail No. 2, by H. B. Boynton (242K)

Cinema Trivia
Actress and actors most nominated for an Academy Award (capital letters indicate an Oscar win):
Katherine Hepburn (12)
MORNING GLORY, 1935; Alice Adams, 1935; The Philadelphia Story, 1940; Woman of the Year, 1942; The African Queen, 1951; Summertime, 1955; The Rainmaker, 1956; Suddenly Last Summer, 1959; Long Day's Journey into Night, 1962; GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? 1967; THE LION IN WINTER, 1968; ON GOLDEN POND, 1981.

Jack Nicholson (10)
Easy Rider (supporting actor), 1969; Five Easy Pieces, 1970; The Last Detail, 1973; Chinatown, 1974; ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, 1975; Reds (supporting actor), 1981; TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (supporting actor), 1983; Prizzi's Honor, 1985; Ironweed, 1987; A Few Good Men (supporting actor), 1992.

Laurence Olivier (10)
Wuthering Heights, 1931; Rebecca, 1940; Henry V, 1946; HAMLET, 1948; Richard III, 1956; The Entertainer, 1960; Othello, 1965; Sleuth, 1972; Marathon Man, 1976; The Boys from Brazil, 1978.
From The Book of Lists: The 90s Edition by David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace, (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1993).

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