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Name Rialto Theater
Details Also known as the "Old Rialto Theatre." 118 Hudson Street, Hoboken. Demolished. Once associated with Christopher Morley.
Number of Archive records 21
Number of Object records 17
Number of Library records 12
Number of Photo records 7

Associated Records

Image of Autograph letter signed from Allan L. Berne to Hoboken Historical Museum, September, 1995 with photocopy enclosures. - Letter

Autograph letter signed from Allan L. Berne to Hoboken Historical Museum, September, 1995 with photocopy enclosures. - Letter

Autograph letter signed from Allan L. Berne to Caren Lissner, Editor (Hoboken History Magazine), Hoboken Historical Museum, September 7, 1995. Single leaf 8-1/2" x 11" yellow lined paper, written on one side only. With: attachment of a photocopied 3-page letter dated August 25, 1995 from Berne to correspondents who were former Hoboken residents. Reminiscences of his family and life in Hoboken ca. 1930 to the early 1950's. He was a 1936 graduate of Demarest High School.

Image of Map: Bird's-eye View of Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A. New York's Last Seacoast of Bohemia. Issued 1929 by Christopher Morley et al. - Map

Map: Bird's-eye View of Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A. New York's Last Seacoast of Bohemia. Issued 1929 by Christopher Morley et al. - Map

Map: Bird's-eye View of Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A. New York's Last Seacoast of Bohemia. With the Many Locations of its Theatres Past and Present; Together with Routes for Easy Access; Executed for Messrs. Morley & Throckmorton whose Revivals of "After Dark" and "The Black Crook" Established Records. (NY): Hoboken Map Company, 1929. Printed paper, 22-3/4" high x 29-1/4" wide; two folds as issued; original printed envelope not present (see archives 2005.030.0001 for a copy.) Image seen with this record is a retouched assembled scan of another copy: archives 2005.030.0001 - note that fold marks are not seen. PDF on file. Christopher Morley and Cleon Throckmorton were the producers

Image of Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. "Decorations for All Occasions." 98 Years of Parades, Funerals, Grand Openings, & Masquerade Balls. An exhibition by the Hoboken Historical Museum, Sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, City Hall, Hoboken, June 27,1997. Pamphlet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, 16 pp plus cover, illustrated. 4 copies. PDF on file. Full text is in notes. The story of the company founded by Robert Kirchgessner and operated by the Kirchgessner family for the last century. George and Dolores Kirchgessner were still operating the business at the time of this exhibit's opening. Dolores died in 2000 and George passed away in 2001. Their children have continue

Image of Magazine article: Drama in Hoboken. By Budd Schulberg. In "Holiday," Vol. 16, No. 2, August, 1954. pp. 82-85 with 5 photos by Elliott Erwitt. - Magazine

Magazine article: Drama in Hoboken. By Budd Schulberg. In "Holiday," Vol. 16, No. 2, August, 1954. pp. 82-85 with 5 photos by Elliott Erwitt. - Magazine

Magazine article: Drama in Hoboken. By Budd Schulberg. In "Holiday," Vol. 16, No. 2, August, 1954. pp. 82-85 with 5 photos by Elliott Erwitt. Schulberg writes about Hoboken as the locale for the motion picture, "On the Waterfront." He discusses his research, people, locations along with anecdotes. Five photographs by Eliott Erwitt including a group photo of Hoboken's Public Safety Director, Arthur F. Marotta, Schulberg and Brando. Other photos include a view from the river of Newark Street, some Dutch sailors holding some movie film, the view with cannon from Castle Point and a view of the exterior of the Clam Broth House signs. All are image for reference except the Castle Point view.

Image of Newsclipping with photograph of posed scene from play "After Dark" by Christopher Morley at the Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1928. - Newspaper

Newsclipping with photograph of posed scene from play "After Dark" by Christopher Morley at the Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1928. - Newspaper

Newsclipping with photograph of posed scene from play "After Dark, or Neither Maid, Wife nor Widow," an old-time thriller written by Christopher Morley at the Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1928. ca. 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" wide. Newspaper is not identified, but it appears to be typical of printing found in weekend gravure sections from that period. Reverse does not indicate source. The image is captioned below. Actors are identified as Arthur Morris [who played "Old Tom"] and Marcia Hanan [as "Eliza"].

Image of Map: Bird's-eye View of Hoboken.... New York's Last Seacoast of Bohemia. Morley & Throckmorton. (NY): Hoboken Map Co., 1929.  - Map

Map: Bird's-eye View of Hoboken.... New York's Last Seacoast of Bohemia. Morley & Throckmorton. (NY): Hoboken Map Co., 1929. - Map

Map: Bird's-eye View of Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A.. New York's Last Seacoast of Bohemia. With the Many Locations of its Theatres Past and Present; Together with Routes for Easy Access; Executed for Messrs. Morley & Throckmorton whose Revivals of "After Dark" and "The Black Crook" Established Records. (NY): Hoboken Map Company, 1929. With: original decorated envelope. . Printed paper, 22-3/4" high x 29-1/4 wide, folded in quarters as issued to 11-3/8" x 14-5/8"; envelope: 12" high x 15" wide, top opening; printed on front only. Note that envelope title varies from the map title: An Illustrated Map of the City of Hoboken. New York's Last Seacoast of Bohemia. Printed price on envelope

Image of Program for "Hello Hoboken" benefit performance to celebrate Saints Peter and Paul Church 100th Anniversary, Hoboken, 1989. - Program

Program for "Hello Hoboken" benefit performance to celebrate Saints Peter and Paul Church 100th Anniversary, Hoboken, 1989. - Program

Program: Hoboken Civic Theatre presents a Benefit Performance of "Hello Hoboken"; A Musical Salute to the Hoboken of 1930's. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Hoboken, Saturday, January 14, 1989. Pamphlet, 5-1/2" wide x 8-1/2" high. [4] pp. plus covers. Performance was in the school hall, Saints Peter & Paul School, 408 Hudson St. The inside back cover includes an unsigned essay "The Way We Were..." The back cover is a facsimile of a 1932 advertisement for musical revue "Hello Hoboken" presented on stage commencing the week of September 24 at the Rialto Theatre, Hoboken.

Image of Passport. Hoboken Free State. Issued by Christopher Morley and Cleon Throckmorton. No. 51. Issued to J. Brooks Atkinson, February 3, 1930. - Passport

Passport. Hoboken Free State. Issued by Christopher Morley and Cleon Throckmorton. No. 51. Issued to J. Brooks Atkinson, February 3, 1930. - Passport

Passport. Hoboken Free State. [The Foundry Press: R.C. Rimington, copyright 1929.] Issued by Christopher Morley and Cleon Throckmorton. No. 51. Issued to J. Brooks Atkinson, February 3, 1930. Lime colored cloth boards with die-cut window, 3-7/8" wide x 6-1/4" high. [12] pp. Numerous stamps, signatures and annotations. Lee 80. Ashby A80. Not present: the drawing of The Foundry by Gus Hutaf and the printed envelope. Not a true passport. It is one from an edition of circa 200. Morley, who was the author of the texts within (in Old English style of using an 'f' for 's' in lower case), would have characterized his works like this one as created 'for hilarity.' Justin Brooks Aktinson was

Image of Program: "You Know Me, Al!" A Farce with Music. Presented by N.Y. Division (27th U.S.A.), Lexington Theatre, N.Y., Apr. 11-20, 1918. - Program

Program: "You Know Me, Al!" A Farce with Music. Presented by N.Y. Division (27th U.S.A.), Lexington Theatre, N.Y., Apr. 11-20, 1918. - Program

Program: "You Know Me, Al!" A Farce with Music. Presented by the New York Division (27th U.S.A.), Lexington Theatre, New York, April 11 to 20, 1918. Booklet, [24] pp plus covers, illustrated. This World War One presentation by the New York Division Theatre (which was the Twenty-Seventh Division, U.S. Army) was obviously intended as a public relations and morale booster plus there are promotional pages about being able to enlist in the lobby of the theatre as well as an ad to buy Liberty Bonds. It is notable in respects to Hoboken for its director, a Private Harry Gribble. Besides his credit lines and a caricature, there is a photo of him on page [7]. Gribble as Harry Wagstaff Gribble

Image of Program: "Pleased to Meet You." Play by Christopher Morley. Hoboken Theatrical Co., Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 1928. - Program

Program: "Pleased to Meet You." Play by Christopher Morley. Hoboken Theatrical Co., Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 1928. - Program

Program: "Pleased to Meet You." By Christopher Morley. Hoboken Theatrical Company, Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, Weeks of October 29th & Nov. 5th, 1928. Single folio, 5-3/8" wide x 7-5/8" high, [4] pp. The play by Morley was apparently the seventh or eighth production at the Rialto, 118 Hudson St., by this stock company that was established by Morley, Cleon Throckmorton and Harry Wagstaff Gribble. They had their first opening night on Labor Day, September 3, 1928. "Pleased to Meet You" was the second production be held over for a second week, although it is likely that it was first that was scheduled for such. The program text (complete transcription in notes) states on page [1] it was to

Image of Meyer's Celler [sic - Cellar] imprint: Pioneer Community Song Sheet. New Revised Edition. Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., N.Y. N.d., ca. 1928-1929. - Pamphlet

Meyer's Celler [sic - Cellar] imprint: Pioneer Community Song Sheet. New Revised Edition. Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., N.Y. N.d., ca. 1928-1929. - Pamphlet

Meyer's Celler [sic - Cellar] imprint: Pioneer Community Song Sheet. New Revised Edition. Paull - Pioneer Music Corp., New York. No date, circa 1928-1929. Pamphlet, 3-1/2" x 8-1/4" high, 12 pp. The booklet consists of lyrics for "75 Favorites You Love to Sing." Numbered songs, usually one stanza plus tempo and key are noted. The cover stated "$1.50 Per Hundred; $12 Per Thousand." The advertisement on page [12] is for "Meyers (usually found as Meyer's) Celler '16 Feet Below' Meyers Hotel, Third and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, N.J." - a rathskeller / german beer cellar that was well known (although this was during the Prohibition era.) The copy at the top states: "Back to The Good Old

Image of Sign, lobby, for "After Dark" production at Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken, Jan. 1929. - Sign

Sign, lobby, for "After Dark" production at Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken, Jan. 1929. - Sign

Lobby sign for production of "After Dark" presented by The Hoboken Theatrical Company at Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken, January 1929. Decorated matte with printed program with second window at bottom for a replaceable card. In wood frame, 11" x 21" high, with glass. From the Ted Conrad Collection. Program is the typical one from this show presented by Christopher Morley. Printed on newsprint and bearing the date "Week of January 7th, 1868" which was a conceit of Morley and his friends (related to the original production of this 19th century melodrama) - this would translate to a program for the week of January 7, 1929. While the program was reprinted weekly with the 1868 d

Image of Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "Applesauce." Week of Sept. 13th, [1926.] The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 
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Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "Applesauce." Week of Sept. 13th, [1926.] The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. - Program, Theater

Program for Rialto Stock Players presentation of "Applesauce." Week of September 13th, 1926. The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 5-3/8" wide x 7-3/4" high pamphlet, [4] pp. Promotes the next production, "The Creaking Chair," as commencing on Monday, Sept. 20th. ---- Advertisement: Hudson Theatre, Union City; Mutual Burlesque. ---- stock theater / play

Image of Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "A Good Bad Woman." Week of Oct. 11, 1926. [The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken]. - Program, Theater

Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "A Good Bad Woman." Week of Oct. 11, 1926. [The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken]. - Program, Theater

Program for Rialto Stock Players presentation of "A Good Bad Woman." Week of October 11th, 1926. The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 5-1/4" wide x 8" high pamphlet, [4] pp. Promotes the next production, "The Traveling Ghost," starting the week of Monday, October 18th, 1926. ---- Ads: Monaco Furniture Company advertisement; 625 Washington St.; 416-418 Madison St., Hoboken. Hudson Theatre, Union City; Mutual Burlesque. ---- stock theater / play

Image of Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "Desire Under The Elms." Week of Jan. 4, 1926. [The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken]. - Program, Theater

Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "Desire Under The Elms." Week of Jan. 4, 1926. [The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken]. - Program, Theater

Program for Rialto Stock Players presentation of "Desire Under The Elms." Week of January 4, 1926. The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 5-3/8" wide x 7-7/8" high pamphlet, [4] pp. States "in the first dramatic stock presentation in America of "Desire Under the Elms"...by Eugene O'Neill." Promotes the next production, "The Night Cap," starting the week of January 11th, 1926. ---- stock theater / play

Image of Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "The Night Duel." Week of Apr. 13th, [1926.] The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 
 - Program, Theater

Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "The Night Duel." Week of Apr. 13th, [1926.] The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. - Program, Theater

Program for Rialto Stock Players presentation of "The Night Duel." Week of April 13th, [1926.] The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 5-3/8" wide x 7-3/4" high pamphlet, [4] pp. Promotes the next production, "They Knew What They Wanted," starting the week of April 29th, [1926.] ---- Ads: Frank Cordts Furniture Co., Second and Washington St., Hoboken. Hudson Theatre, Union City; "White Cargo." stock theater / play

Image of Program: Christopher Morley's Rialto Theatre; The Hoboken Theatrical Co. presentation of "Old Heidelberg." Week of Dec. 3, 1928. The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken.  - Program, Theater

Program: Christopher Morley's Rialto Theatre; The Hoboken Theatrical Co. presentation of "Old Heidelberg." Week of Dec. 3, 1928. The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. - Program, Theater

Program for Christopher Morley's Rialto Theatre; The Hoboken Theatrical Company Presents Christopher Morley's Players in "Old Heidelberg." Week of December 3rd, 1928. The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 5-13/16" wide x 7-1/2" high pamphlet, [4] pp. Two copies, condition of both poor. Page [4] promotion: Next Week "After Dark" or Neither Maid, Wife Nor Widow. ---- Ads: Continental Grill, First and Hudson Streets Hoboken Hofbrau, Second Street Meyer's Hotel, Hudson and Third Streets C. Muzzi & Co., Hardware, 104 Jefferson St. Hannigall Coal Co., Ravine Road, Jersey City (Lackawanna Anthracite) ---- Printed by The Poggi Press, Hoboken. ---- stock theater / play / m

Image of Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "The Gorilla." Week of Oct. 11, 1926. [The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken]. - Program, Theater

Program: Rialto Stock Players presentation of "The Gorilla." Week of Oct. 11, 1926. [The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken]. - Program, Theater

Program for Rialto Stock Players presentation of "The Gorilla." Week of October April 4th, 1927. The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken. 5-1/4" wide x 8" high pamphlet, [4] pp. Promotes the next production, "Sinners," starting the week of Monday, April 11th, 1927. ---- Ad: Hudson Theatre, Union City; Mutual Burlesque. ---- stock theater / play

Image of Program: Old Rialto, Hoboken; Old Rialto Theatre Guild Presents "The Trial of Mary Dugan." Week of March 17, 1930. (The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken.)
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Program: Old Rialto, Hoboken; Old Rialto Theatre Guild Presents "The Trial of Mary Dugan." Week of March 17, 1930. (The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken.) - Program, Theater

Program for Old Rialto, Hoboken; Old Rialto Theatre Guild Presents "The Trial of Mary Dugan." Week of March 17th, 1930. (The Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken.) 5-1/2" wide x 8-1/4" high pamphlet, [4] pp. Front cover: Old Rialto Hoboken "America's Most Famous Theatre" Management Christopher Morley Cleon Throckmorton Page [3]: Plays to follow this week's attractions March 24, "The Silent House" March 31, "Little Accident" April 7, "The Scarlet Fox" April 14, "Dracula" (If available for Stock companies) ---- Ads: Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson Street Meyers Hotel, 3rd and Hudson ---- stock theater / play / morley

Image of Program: Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken; William Hunt presents Margie Hart in "Rain." Week beginning Monday, June 27th, 1949.
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Program: Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken; William Hunt presents Margie Hart in "Rain." Week beginning Monday, June 27th, 1949. - Program, Theater

Program for Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken; William Hunt presents Margie Hart in "Rain." Week beginning Monday, June 27th, 1949. Single leaf, 8-1/2" x 11" folded to 5-1/2" wide; printed only on page [1] + [4] (interior blank.) Two copies, condition similar. Selected text from page [1]: Stage Plays Are Back at the Old Rialto Theatre...; Great Hits with Great Stars. With Lewis Martin, Anne Follman, Craig Kelly. Directed by Marjorie Hildreth. Selected text from page [4] Next Attraction Week beginning Monday, July 4th, 1949, the comedian who has made five continents laugh - Buster Keaton as Erwin, the infallible horse picker, in one of the funniest comedies in the histo