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Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

"Gay 'Senoritas' to dance tonight", April 1931

The Halifax Daily Star for 27 April 1931, carried this photograph and reported that:

Here we have the ballet of the minstrel show to be presented at the Capitol Theatre tonight by the Commercial Club of Halifax under the direction of Miss Frances Foster. According to the press agent, these 'girls' will be a riot. They are garbed as senoritas, an old Spanish custom with Commercial Club minstrels. Left to right, they are: Ald. W.E. Donovan, F.G. Balcom, C.E. Dowden, H.M. Laurence, Murray Ryan, W.R. Moore, J.E. Hudson, R.O. Cutler, E.A. Young, W.E. Godding, H. Montgomery.
The Capitol Theatre, located on Barrington Street at the foot of Spring Garden Road, was designed in 1929 by noted Toronto theatre architect, Murray Brown. Opening to the public in1930, it was a thematic or atmospheric movie house, designed to be reminiscent of a medieval castle. It was demolished in 1974.

Photographer: J. C. M. Hayward

Date: April 1931

Reference: Commercial Club of Halifax Nova Scotia Archives  MG 20 vol. 78

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