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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1927/00/00 Herbert J Krapp Architect Hammerstein's Theatre and office building is built by Arthur Hammerstein between 1925 and 1927, and was named Hammerstein's Theatre after his father, Oscar Hammerstein I.
1927/00/00 Arthur Hammerstein Developer Hammerstein's Theatre and office building is built by Arthur Hammerstein between 1925 and 1927, and was named Hammerstein's Theatre after his father, Oscar Hammerstein I.
1927/11/30 Walter Winchell Journalist First production at the Hammerstein is a 3-hour musical called "Golden Dawn". Even though it featured Broadway's first topless chorus line, Walter Winchell dubbed it the "Golden Yawn". Archie Leach sang one song and had one line of dialogue.
1927/11/30 Cary Grant Actor First production at the Hammerstein is a 3-hour musical called "Golden Dawn". Even though it featured Broadway's first topless chorus line, Walter Winchell dubbed it the "Golden Yawn". Archie Leach sang one song and had one line of dialogue.
1936/00/00 William E Lescaze Architect CBS leases the Hammerstein and hires William Lescaze to renovate the Ed Sullivan Theater. Lescaze preserved nearly all of the Krapp design by covering many walls with smooth white panels. About 10 percent can be seen today.
1964/02/07 On his show the week before The Beatles' debut, Ed Sullivan ask his audience, "Coincidentally, if anyone has a ticket for The Beatles on our show next Sunday, could I please borrow it? We need it very badly." Beatlemania Arrives in the US
1964/02/09 The Beatles Performers The Beatles perform live on The Ed Sullivan Show. Opening with "All My Loving", Paul McCartney then sings, "Till There Was You". They wrap up the first set with "She Loves You". Beatlemania Arrives in the US
1964/02/09 The Beatles Performers Ed Sulivan's hour-long broadcast concludes with The Beatles singing "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand". Over 40 percent of every man, woman and child living in America had just watched The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Beatlemania Arrives in the US
1964/02/09 Elvis Presley Fan With 45.3 percent of US households with televisions watching (23,240,000 homes), Ed Sullivan opens his show with a congratulatory telegram to The Beatles from Elvis and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Beatlemania Arrives in the US
1964/02/09 Cab Calloway Performer The Beatles tape a performance for The Ed Sullivan Show to be broadcast 23 February 1964. The Beatles sing: Twist and Shout, Please Please Me and I Want to Hold Your Hand. American jazz singer, Cab Calloway, also appears as a guest on the show. Beatlemania Arrives in the US
1964/02/09 The Beatles Performers The Beatles tape a performance for The Ed Sullivan Show to be broadcast 23 February 1964. The Beatles sing: Twist and Shout, Please Please Me and I Want to Hold Your Hand. American jazz singer, Cab Calloway, also appears as a guest on the show. Beatlemania Arrives in the US
1965/08/14 The Beatles Performers The Beatles tape their last performance on the Ed Sullivan stage, playing I Feel Fine, I'm Down, Act Naturally, Ticket to Ride, Yesterday and Help! The performance was broadcast 12 September 1965. Ticket to Ride The Beatles' 1965 US tour
1965/12/12 The Byrds Performers The Byrds perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, David Crosby gets into a shouting match with the show's director and they are never asked to return. Mr Tambourine Man (song)
1971/00/00 After a 23-year run, CBS cancels "The Ed Sullivan Show".
1993/00/00 CBS buys the entire Ed Sullivan Theater building for late night talk show host David Letterman when he left NBC for CBS. Architects James Stewart Polshek and Associates renovate the building.

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Particulars for Ed Sullivan Theater:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late Gothic Revival
Owner Private
Area of Significance Theatre



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 17th November 1997

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Sullivan, Ed, Theater
Registry Address: 1697--1699 Broadway
Registry Number: 97001303
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Krapp, Herbert J.
Architectural Style: Late gothic revival
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment-recreation
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1927
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Business, Theater
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Theater Business

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