Port Arthur, Texas. Holton Theatres. 1919.
An 8 pp brochure (including covers) 3 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches advertising coming attractions for the first week of the New Year (1920) at two Holton Theatres (the Pearce and the Peoples), both located in Port Arthur, Texas. Staple bound with 1 1/2 inch separation along spine at bottom of covers. Two small creases front and rear cover. On page 2 of the brochure, a New Year's greeting is extended to Holton Theatre patrons: "May the coming year, 1920, be a prosperous and happy one for you." The subsequent pages are devoted to coming attractions at the two theaters beginning January 1. At the Pearce Theatre the New Year begins with Zane Grey's "most powerful picture," Desert Gold, to be followed by "that delightful little person of the screen" Marguerite Clark in A Girl Named Mary. The next two films are Dorothy Dalton in His Wife's Friend followed by The Thirteenth Commandment starring Ethel Clayton. At the Peoples Theatre, the New Year begins with Tom Mix in The Feud, a "romance of the great outdoors." It is followed by Desert Gold, fresh from the Pearce, then Enid Bennett in The Woman in the Suitcase and Peggy Hyland in The Web of Chance. The week is rounded out with Bryant Washburn in Too Much Johnson. It would appear that the Pearce is a more up-market venue than the Peoples. The brochure is illustrated with photos and other illustrations. Clearly an uncommon piece of motion picture ephemera in remarkably good condition, with issues noted. Item #52733