We’re not sure we’ve been waiting for a “show with the punch,” but if we were in Skidmore, Missouri in March 1919, we’d have the chance to see one. (And a real show, too — not a movie!) From the… Read moreNot a Movie, 1919
Entertainment news from the March 2, 1905 Skidmore New Era, page 1: The Best Yet. The “Belcher Comedians” played to fair houses owning to the bad weather and roads, at the opera house three nights last week. This is the… Read moreBelcher Comedians, The Best Yet, 1905
Advertisement for a performance by Weary Willie Walker in Skidmore, Missouri in 1911.
The Castletons are hired to put on a benefit theatrical performance at the Skidmore, Missouri Opera House in 1906.
Advertisement and announcement for the play, “Her Fatal Error,” featuring Ruth Craven, at the Skidmore, Missouri Opera House in March 1907.
Advertisement for a big day of entertainment in Skidmore, Missouri in May 1905. Prof. Rice and his balloon and parachute exhibition promised to thrill the crowd, and a good time was guaranteed for all.
Front-page news from the April 22, 1904 Skidmore Standard. The editor of the Standard was always a fan of new advertising: New Curtain for Opera House Manager Walker of the Opera House is having Doxie, the sign painter, to paint… Read moreNew Curtain for Opera House
New technology found its way to Skidmore in May 1901. The Standard promised a magnificent time for all: “The moving pictures which will be shown at the Opera House Tuesday evening are life size and twice as natural.” Perhaps Hollywood… Read moreMoving Picture Entertainment