Category Archives: Motion pictures

Broadway star guests with York Little Theatre

I try to get to at least a few performances at the Belmont Theatre (formerly York Little Theatre) each year. They always do a great job. Click this link for my York Sunday News column on the history of the … Continue reading

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Joe Jefferson appeared in York

There are many York newspaper accounts of famous entertainers of each era appearing here. York countians have always been supportive of their favorite musicians and actors, turning out well to see them in person, so their agents often manage to work … Continue reading

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York’s First Talkie

The 1927 movie, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, is widely recognized as the first successful talking motion picture (talkie). As often happens, when looking for something entirely unrelated in the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives, … Continue reading

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Popular actor Jimmy Stewart came to the York Fair

I know it’s not York Fair season, but we’re just coming out of Jimmy Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life) season, so this blog is somewhat timely. Years ago, probably when the Gazette and Daily became the York Daily Record, their … Continue reading

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New Movie Has York County Ties

Looms at Family Heirloom Weavers Two new movies are being heavily hyped this weekend. I don’t plan to see Jonah Hex–too much violence. Toy Story 3 is more my cup of tea. Since the public’s taste in entertainment covers a … Continue reading

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York Woman Left Promising Acting Career for God

Elaine Ryan/Sister Mary Clare St. Joseph’s Convent outside of Columbia is closing. The convent building has been sold, with plans to turn it into affordable housing for either single mothers or seniors. The Sisters there, members of the Adorers of … Continue reading

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York Couple’s Movies Raise Amazing Sums For Local Non-profits.

A little while ago, in a post on York Fair horse racing, I mentioned that there were some motion pictures of racing at the fair on films recently digitized and preserved by the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives, through a … Continue reading

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More Movies in York

Lavish 1938 movie ad for the York theater My post yesterday covered some of the movie theaters in York County and the variety of films they were showing Labor Day weekend in 1938. Now I’ll tell you what else those … Continue reading

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Movies Hot in York Seventy Years Ago

I’ve heard the theory that entertainment does well in a period of recession because people want to escape for just a little while. York County’s many movie theaters were certainly showing a great variety of films in September 1938, when … Continue reading

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