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Title Program: Gayety Theatre, Hoboken, 1909.
Object Name Program, Theater
Catalog Number 2001.237.0001
Collection Hoboken Theater & Performing Arts Collection
Credit Gift donated in memory of George Vicario by grandson Jim Vicario Granga.
Scope & Content Program: Gayety Theatre, Washington St. between 10th and 11 Streets, Hoboken, January 17, 1909. Sunday Matinee; Benefit to Aid the Italian Sufferers.

Printed leaf, 6-1/2" wide x 12-5/8" high. Full text is in notes.

The theatre was the former Quartett Club at 1013 to 1019 Washington Street. The text included a short November 13, 1908 article published in The Evening News about the theatre being "Only Two Months Old." This reference establishes its opening as circa early September 1908.

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The benefit performance was for aid of survivors of a massive earthquake in Messina and Reggio, Calabria, Italy, on December 28, 1908.
Excerpt below from:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2012/12/28/december-28-1908-the-tsunami-of-messina/

By David Bressan, Dec. 28, 2012.

In the early morning of December 28, 1908 a 30 to 42 seconds long earthquake with a reconstructed magnitude of 6.7-7.2 hit the Italian cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria. The earthquake damaged 90% of the buildings and broken pipes fuelled a firestorm, an aftereffect known from many other earthquakes; however one of the most unusual effects of this earthquake was an 8 meter high tsunami which killed almost 2,000 people.

The earthquake killed estimated 40,000 people in the two cities alone, 27,000 people along the shores of the Strait of Messina - some historic documents claim 100,000 to 200,000 victims – one of the deadliest natural disasters recorded during historic times in Europe.

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Theaters
Ethnic Culture
Entertainment
Charity
Disasters
Notes Archives 2011.237.0001

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PROGRAMME

GAYETY THEATRE
Washington, bet. 10th and 11th Streets, Hoboken, N. J.
GAYETY THEATRE CO. - Lessees and Managed

SUNDAY MATINEE JANUARY 17TH, 1909

BENEFIT TO AID
THE
ITALIAN SUFFERERS

SHOW MAY NOT RUN AS PROGRAMME
EACH ACT WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY CARDS FROM STAGE

[right column: list of acts]

SAM S. HOWE
And Company
In the Charming Playlet '' A Broken Heart.''

HARVEY-DeVORA and JOHN DOUGH
Entertaining Singing and Dancing aAct

SIDA
The World's Best Gentleman Juggler

LA BELLE TROUPE
European Comedy Acrobats

ANDY RICE
A real Hebrew Comedian

LYRIC QUARTETTE
Splendid Harmonists in Choice Selections

HEITZSMAN & FRANKLIN
Singing Suo

JIMMY LUCAS
Somewhat Different Comedian

Permission of Joe and Lou Hurtig
GARDNER & MARTIN
Premier Xylophone Artists

ANNIE MORRIS
coon shouter

Sydney and Dorothy Stone
society sketch

SEVAN and WARREN
comedy acrobats

HOBOKEN QUARTETTE

MYRON GILDAY & CO.
In their Famous Dramatic Sketch
"COALS OF FIRE "
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AL. WEINTHAL -Musical Director
JOHN A. BARRET ... Stage Manager

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[left column]

TO - NIGHT
AND ALL WEEK

ARNOLD'S
" SERENADERS "

A Mighty Gathering of Clever Comedians and Pretty Girls in the Greatest of all Musical Satiers [satires?]

"A TRIAL FOR FAIR"

Headed by that Funny Fellow

BOB VAN OSTEN

ASSISTED BY
40 - OTHERS - 40

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[boxed text of article from The Evening Journal, Nov. 13, 1908]

A Sturdy Infant
Only Two Month's Old

At the Gayety Theatre, Hoboken, the number of lady patrons at the matinee performances has increased since the house was opened two months ago, from an average of 137 daily to 763. This is extremely gratifying to the management owing to the fact that the additional attendance is not the outcome of artificial advertising methods, but is due solely to the merits of the shows presented. The figures prove that the Gayety as an amusement resort has entrenched itself solidly in the esteem of the fair sex as a most agreeable place to spend an afternoon. Ten cents will secure a seat at the Gayety matinees.

The Evening Journal Jersey City, Nov. 13, 1908

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Rockwell Printing Company, 1112 Clinton St., Hoboken, N.J.

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Date 1909-1909
Year Range from 1909
Year Range to 1909
Search Terms Gayety Theatre
1013 Washington St.
1017 Washington St.
1019 Bloomfield St.
1015 Washington St.
Rockwell Printing Company
1112 Clinton St.
Caption Gayety Theatre program January 17th, 1909
Imagefile 205\20012370001.TIF
Classification Theaters
Ethnic Culture
Entertainment
Charity
Disasters
Earthquakes