• Short Summary

    Memories of a bygone era were evoked 29th June in New york USA, when the Grand Opera House near 23rd Street and 8th Avenue was burned down.

  • Description

    Memories of a bygone era were evoked 29th June in New york USA, when the Grand Opera House near 23rd Street and 8th Avenue was burned down.

    Five fire alarms were sounded, and 180 firemen fought the flames. Residents of the adjacent Cornish Arms Hotel were moved out while several small spreading fires were extinguished. Only one person, a fireman, was injured.

    Thousands of spectators jammed the streets, and police had to erect lines to protect them from falling debris.

    The Grand Opera House, known in its heyday as the most elegant theatre in the world, latterly had deteriorated into a bar, a second rate movie house and a billiard saloon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE1L75N64HJN1R8ZRQHX2U0YPD
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1L75N64HJN1R8ZRQHX2U0YPD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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