Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and J.G. Brill Drafting Room

The above card shows Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. The theater is still around today, although renovated. It’s grand opening was May 18, 1927 and this card was mailed less than a year later. It was declared a historic cultural landmark in 1968.

This card was given to me by Ray Hahn a few months ago at a club meeting. He said he thought the handwriting was neat and low and behold- it was sent to someone at the drafting room of J.G. Brill in Philadelphia, and the sender sounds like a coworker. As you can see on the front, the sender wrote “C. Chaplin in the “Circus”- I saw it last nite!”

On the back he wrote “Hello Billy: Boy! What a wonderful climate out here. Give my regards to the fellows, also Joe Meiman + Joe Wood. As ever, Ed.” Sent to W. Scheleter care of the J.G. Brill drafting room.

J.G. Brill was headquartered in Philadelphia and started as a horsecar manufacturer in 1868. Later on, they produced trolleys, railroad cars, and buses until closing in the mid-1950s.

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One Response to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and J.G. Brill Drafting Room

  1. Louise Wile says:

    very cool

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