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    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • Silent movies were shown on an outdoor movie screen in the surf at Lumina, with spectators sitting on benches on the ocean side of the pavilion. The movies appealed especially to children for they were most often comedies or westerns. Bathers are...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • AF-A_1953_Crowning_02

    • Azalea Festival
    • Newspaper clipping of Queen Azalea V Cathy Downs at the March 1952 festival. Also pictured is the Master of Ceremonies, Harry Wismer, who was a sports commentator. Miss Downs was a famous movie actress.
    • Percy West Wells

    • Aerialists; Motion picture theaters
    • Advertisement for Percy Wells as "The Great Percino" in a trapeze entertainment show. Percy Weston Wells (1880-?) arrived in Wilmington, NC with his family in 1895. Percy dreamed of becoming an aerialist, and he found success as a trapeze...
    • Bailey Theatre demolition (2)

    • North Carolina, movie, theaters, businesses
    • A workman from the Luther T. Rogers Co. chips away at the back wall of the Bailey Theatre on Front Street in downtown, Wilmington, N.C. Other workmen remove the roof providing an open air view.
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • Betsy Brodie Roberts

    • Roberts, Betsy Brodie, 1955- ; Motion picture industry
    • Newspaper picture of Betsy Brodie Roberts. Betsy Brodie Roberts (1955- ) lives in Brunswick County, NC. She has been a movie extra in several locally shot movies and TV shows, and wrote a resource book of TV and film projects filmed in the...
    • Dino De Laurentiis, Martha Schumacher, and Frank Capra

    • Capra, Frank, 1934-2007; De Laurentiis, Dino; Motion picture industry
    • Newspaper clipping of a photograph of De Laurentiis (left), Schumacher (standing), and Capra (right). Frank Capra, Jr. (1934-2007), the son of a legendary Hollywood director, became a movie producer and president of EUE Screen Gems Studios in...
    • Esther Williams, Azalea Queen XI

    • Williams, Esther, 1921-2013; Festivals
    • Esther Williams, serving as Azalea Queen XI, meeting with Russell Burney and Betsy Burney Wright. Esther Williams (1921-2013), competitive swimmer and MGM movie star, helped popularize synchronized swimming with her many water-themed films. She...
    • Intersection of North Front and Chestnut streets.

    • Murchison Building, Murchison/Acme Building, Bijou Theater, N. Front Street, Chesnut Street
    • The Murchison Building (at left) and the Murchison/Acme Building are on the corners. The Morris Plan Bank occupied the latter building at one time. Two doors from the Murchison Building is the structure, where Bulluck Hospital was located for a...
    • Thomas Franklin Boyd Family Papers, 1816-1990

    • Boyd, Thomas Franklin, -- 1863-1934; Boyd, Thomas Franklin, -- 1863-1934 -- Correspondence; Boyd Hotel (Hamlet, N.C.); Hamlet Opera House; New Hanover High School; Bald Head Island (N.C.) -- History; Business enterprises -- North Carolina. --...
    • The collection can be divided into two main parts, family and business matters. The business folders contain all kinds of paperwork relating to business, such as bankbooks, ledgers, receipts, bills, advertisements, mortgages, bills of sale,...

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