https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A109 This little booklet was published by the Paramont Theater back in 1936. It was published by theaters all over the country, and included photos of the biggest silver screen stars of the day, along with various recipes. What is particularly interesting are the ads on the front and back covers for local businesses!
This one can be found at the Ouachita Parish Archives page here: http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ouachita/photos/paramoun1331gph.jpg The known info about it can be found here: http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ouachita/photos/paramoun1331gph.txt One minor quibble though. At the time this photo was taken, the building was called the Saenger Theater. It didn't become the Paramount until the thirties. I wish we knew was play … Continue reading Paramount Theater, Circa 1920
This shows the 300 block of DeSiard Street, looking west towards the river. The first building on the left was T. John, which was a clothing store. It was located at 328 DeSiard. Of course, the prominent buildings in the shot are the Theater on the right and the Ouachita National Bank Building on the … Continue reading DeSiard Street Circa 1926
I found some great shots I had never seen of the interior of this old theater. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1067/photos It is absolutely gorgeous! Such a shame this building is gone.
Postcard circa 1950. I have never seen this postcard before! It shows a view up DeSiard street circa 1950. You can see the Paramount theater, Kress Department Store and the bank building with the clock! Very neat view!
Many weeks ago, I posted a color postcard of the above theater but it was cropped closer in to the building. This one has a wider shot down DeSiard Street. Such a shame this beautiful old building is gone!
And this is nearly the same shot, but about ten or so years later. Notice the Vantage building is going up in the distance. De Siard Street, Looking West. Monroe, LA
The above photo appeared in a 1907 Shreveport newspaper. I think the building on the right is next to 3rd street and the empty lot is where the Sugar/Saenger/Paramont theater would eventually be built.
In the December 19th post, I told you about the Paramount Theater, which stood in the 300 block of DeSiard Street. It started life as the second Sugar Brothers Theater, then was sold to Saenger in 1916. It was remodeled in 1921. The above picture predates the remodel. It was taken between 1914 and 1917. … Continue reading Sugar Brothers Theater
Saenger Theater circa 1920. Many long - time residents of Northeast Louisiana have fond remembrances of the old Paramount Theater building, once located at 301 DeSiard Street. The building started life back in 1912 as the second Sugar Brothers Opera House. Brothers Barney, Sam and Isador Sugar built it. Stores and shops were on the ground floor. … Continue reading Paramount Theater