San Francisco’s Fabulous and Foolish Fox

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    First Edition.

    28cm x 18.5cm. [48] pages, black and white photographs and illustrations. Illustrated saddle-stapled wrappers.

    A promotional history of San Francisco’s lavish 1920s Fox Theatre. The extravagant creation of movie pioneer William Fox (eponym of the present-day Fox Corporation), Fox Theatre opened in 1929 shortly before William’s financial demise. This booklet was published ahead of a Proposition put to voters in 1961 for the City & County of San Francisco to buy the theatre. The people voted NO and the theatre was demolished in 1963. Illustrations by A. Stuart Overstreet, photographs by David Valentine, historical photographs courtesy of Fox management, edited by Susan Weidman.

    Toning to wrapper edges. Minor crease to top edge. Good Condition.