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Marcus Loew and Loew’s Theatres

Marcus Loew and Loew’s Theatres

Marcus Loew was born to a poor Jewish family in New York City. He was forced to leave school at a young age and work at a series of menial jobs. He was fortunate to somehow land a job on a ferry boat and was…

The Woman Who Loved Words

The Woman Who Loved Words

On March 21, 1951, Fed Astaire hosted the 23rd Academy Awards at the legendary RKO Pantages Theatre before an audience of Hollywood legends. Nominees for ‘Best Actress’ included Gloria Swanson, {Sunset Boulevard), as well as Anne Baxter and Bette Davis (All About Eve).The award went…