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Guide to the Paramount Theatre records, 1929-1999
BANC MSS 99/269 c  
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Description
Provides a complete history of the venue from 1929-1999, with regular additions expected. The management, construction and restoration of the building are fully documented. The bulk of the collection includes detailed performance schedules and a large poster collection.
Background
Construction of the Paramount Theatre was begun by Paramount Publix Corporation, the exhibiting organization of Paramount Pictures, on December 12, 1930. Financial difficulties forced the sale of the uncompleted building to Fox-West Coast Theatres, who completed the theatre on December 16, 1931, and operated the facility until it closed for restoration on September 15, 1970.
Extent
Containers: 54 cartons, 1 box, 17 oversize boxes, 226 oversize folders, 6 oversize items, 4 v., 1 tube Linear feet: 101
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: