Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware has hosted everything from opera to dramatics, to vaudeville, to lectures ( I'll get to that in a minute) to second-run movies before being restored to the 19th century treasure it is today.
First, some of my caricatures:
This gentleman asked me to inscribe the caricature to his wife for both Mother's Day AND an anniversary...to hoots from his friends, he added, "I'm also going to give her a bar of hotel soap." Hence my little addition.... ;-)the Amazing Larry, and myself a quick tour:
There were also some very interesting photos of the period hung on original dressing-room doors that were almost caricatures in themselves:
Here are Proprietor Barry (thank you sir!) and Magician Larry in front of a giant print of Old Wilmington: