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The Lyric Theatre: A Look Back at the Beginnings

Preliminary Sketches

Design Sequence for Left Side, Auditorium

Early longitudinal section sketch--interior with light fixtures

Longitudinal section sketch--interiorwith no light fixtures

Longitudinal section sketch--interior with light fixtures

Stage and curtains sketch

Cinema Trivia
Watching the rushes of his Humphrey Bogart gangster movie Marked Woman (U.S., 1937), producer Hal Wallis objected to the presence of an insignificant and puny-looking extra among the gangland tough guys. He asked director Lloyd Bacon why he had used an actor who looked so unlike a mobster. The mild little man was not an actor, Bacon explained. He was a member of the Lucky Luciano gang who had been cast to add realism.

From The Book of Lists: The 90s Editionby David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1993).

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