Downtown, 1947

1947 Downtown 1

A summer’s day when the Colonial Theater hosted a double feature: Magic Town (1947) with James Stewart and Jane Wyman (“The guy with the dynamite heart meets the girl with the firecracker eyes!”), a film set in the fictional town of Grandview, and Tumbleweed Trail (1946), with singing cowboy Eddie Dean and Flash. Yes, the horse got second billing, ahead of the other actors; Flash made eight (8) westerns between 1946 and 1948, and must have been a real pro. What a day at the movies!


1947 Downtown 2

1947 Downtown 3


3 thoughts on “Downtown, 1947

  1. My Dad grew up in Skaneateles. He would mow the cherry orchards at his uncles house all morning, to get 50 cents so he could go to a double feature for 25 cents, and get a double dip cone for a nickel.
    He thought that was the best time of his life.

  2. I was fortunate to spend summers in the 40s at what is Fall Brook now when the Gutchess family owned the property. We stayed in the wonderful cottage in the woods. It was wonderful with great memories! Love this compilation of pictures and history! Anne Rhu

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