AFTER 50 YEARS, NEW HAVEN’S THEATRICAL GRAND DAME: Shubert Gives Preview of Broadway — March 13, 1964

"BENJAMIN WITKEN, manager of the Shubert Theater for 23 years, claims emphatically that the small first-run theaters are here to stay. Mr. Witken booked the world premieres of 'South Pacific' and 'My Fair Lady.'"

ARTHUR (A Reader That Understands Reflectively), by Granger, 1983

"ARTHUR (A Reader That Understands Reflectively), (Granger 1983) is a computer program that can understand short, simple narratives and can revise its interpretation of what is occurring as it learns new information that contradicts something it may have learned previously."

THE TAFT HOTEL, NEW HAVEN, CONN., by F. M. Andrews and Company Architects, April 1912

"The Hotel Taft contains about three hundred guest bedrooms, each connected with a bath, arranged singly or in suites of three to five rooms. The building has extensive public accommodations, including regular dining rooms, private dining rooms, a banquet hall, roof garden and accommodation for small society dinners."

The Menace of Mechanical Music, by John Philip Sousa

"It is at the fireside that we look for virtue and patriotism; for songs that stir the blood and fire the zeal; for songs of home, of mother, and of love, that touch the heart and brighten the eye. Music teaches all that is beautiful in this world. Let us not hamper it with a machine that tells the story day by day, without variation, without soul, barren of the joy, the passion, the ardor that is the inheritance of man alone."

WEAR A MASK and Save Your Life! — Doctors wear them. Those who do not wear them get sick. The person who will not wear a mask now is a dangerous slacker.

"'To Prevent Influenza! Do not take any person's breath. Keep the mouth and teeth clean. Avoid those that cough and sneeze. Don't visit poorly ventilated places. Keep warm, get fresh air and sunshine. Don't use common drinking cups, towels, etc. Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Avoid worry, fear and fatigue. Stay at home if you have a cold. Walk to your work or office. In sick rooms, wear a gauze mask like in illustration.' Published 3 times a week. Subscription 40 cents per week. Illustrated Current News, Inc., 902 Chapel Street, New Haven, Conn."

The Days of Real Sport — Spanish influenza and World War I, in American newspapers

"Those gauzy masks the barbers wear — what but the flu has put them there? Now, if the thing be handled rightly, the curb applied a bit more tightly, the flu be thanked! We solve that puzzle; how fit the barber with a muzzle. The mask that stops that fell ker-choo shall still the fluent barber, too."

New Haven’s Newest Theater: The Roger Sherman

"The new Roger Sherman Theatre cost approximately $1,280,000 and is of old Spanish mission style architecture. The decorative scheme is in keeping with the old Spanish style, with rude construction, rough cross beams, rough plaster, tinted and outlining marine figures. The outer lobby is of black marble while from the inner lobby is a broad, sweeping stairway to the balcony and mezzanine floor. Behind the balcony is a spacious lounge, covered by a dimly lighted sky blue arch."

Cut of $5,500 Tablet Given S. Z. Poli on the Occasion of His 25th Anniversary.

"The Poli lobby and foyer will be opened to the public Sunday afternoon from 12 o'clock, closing at midnight. The occasion will be to give an opportunity to view the magnificent memorial tablet that was presented to S. Z. Poli by the citizens of New Haven, and others representing cities where he maintains playhouses, on the occasion of his twenty-fifth theatrical anniversary."

The Last Picture Shows, by Allen M. Widem

"THE DECISION by Loews Theaters, New York, to shut down the College Theater in downtown New Haven for the umpteenth time while determining the movie theater's future, points up the markedly winnowing away of what was once a firmly entrenched element in Connecticut entertainment — downtown motion picture theaters. With the closing of the College — its beginnings, as the then Hyperion Theater, go back to the late 19th century — downtown New Haven has only one motion picture theater playing conventional Hollywood product."

The Hyperion is Closed for the Summer to Undergo Remodeling

"Stuart Herschel, general manager of the Fox-New England circuit, has 16 houses under his direction. Two of them, the Elm in Worcester and the Hyperion in New Haven, are closed for the summer to undergo remodeling."