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|ELVIS AT THE PARAMOUNT NYC
March 04, 2016 - Elvis Express Radio (photo's by Tony Stuchbury)
The Paramount Theatre was a noted 3,664 seat movie palace located at 43rd Street and Broadway in the Times Square district of New York City. Opened in 1926, it was a
premiere showcase theatre and New York headquarters of Paramount Pictures. Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount predecessor Famous Players Film Company, maintained an
office in the building until his death in 1976.
The Paramount Theatre eventually became a popular live performance venue. The theater was closed in 1964 and its space converted to office and retail use. The tower which
housed it, known as the Paramount Building located at 1501 Broadway, is in commercial use as an office building and is still home to Paramount Pictures offices, and remains a
Times Square landmark.
It was also the site of the world premiere of Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley's first movie. Thousands of fans gathered outside the Paramount Building, which was adorned with a
huge paperboard picture of Presley, on the night of the premier.
NOW, in 2016 the Paramount Theater still sits proud in New York City, and the location at this time has become home to the Hard Rock Cafe, relocated from its previous home on
57th Street. And inside the restaurant Elvis is well represented by some belongings, including the tuxedo he wore on the "Welcome Home Elvis" TV Show hosted by Frank Sinatra.
|For a great article on the Premier of Elvis'
'Love Me Tender', check out this GREAT site...
Echoes Of The Past