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Catalog Number WF 1780
Caption Empire Theater usherettes
Description These five young women are dressed in long flowered dresses and employed as usherettes at the Empire Theater. The view is on the corner of 7th and Commercial. Left to right: Wilma Murdock (Taylor), Beth Marin (Randall), Leeta Bowen (Fayette), Lois Means, and Marie Bozanich at far right. Bozanich was sponsored by the Empire Theater for Marineers' Pageant Queen in 1940; see WF 1593. Also see WF 1780. The Empire Theater was built on this corner in 1913, as reported in the December 18, 1913, and December 25, 1913, issues of the ANACORTES AMERICAN. The most elegant theatrical venue in Anacortes, it had a succession of owners during its lifetime as a theater, through c. 1948. Since its demise as a theater, the space has been the home of Burton Jewelers. See also WF 1779, 1781.
Date 1930s c. late
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place -Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People TAYLOR, Wilma Murdock
RANDALL, Beth martin
FAYETTE, Leeta Bowen
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Empire Theater
Marineers' Pageant Queen
Burton Jewelers
Object Name Print, Photographic