Toronto’s 1960s newspapers-“Man on the Moon”

The moon landing in July 1969, was the most important news story of the final year of the tumultuous 1960s. It was the dawn of a new age, when man’s limitations seemed not to exist. However, the month began with a less auspicious new beginning — the investiture of Charles, Prince of Wales.

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Globe and Mail, July 2, 1969, reporting on the investiture of Charles, Prince of Wales.

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                               The Toronto Daily Star, July 2, 1969. 

53.  July 12, 1969

Toronto Telegram of July 12, 1969, as astronauts check the Eagle, a moon modular that would gather data on the moon’s surface.

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July 16th, 1969, the astronauts blast off from Earth on the Apollo II on their journey to the moon—Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins.

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The Toronto Telegram, July 17, 1969, the day after the Apollo II was launched into space.

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The moon landing was July 20, 1969. The following day, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon’s surface. The Toronto Daily Star, July 21, 1969.

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                                The Globe and Mail, July 21, 1969.

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                                 The Toronto Telegram, July 21, 1969. 

59. July 30, 1969

                                 Toronto Telegram, July 30, 1969.

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The Eagle was the lunar module that was employed to gather data on the moon’s surface. Toronto Daily Star, July 30, 1969.

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Recent publication entitled “Toronto’s Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen,” by the author of this blog. The publication explores 50 of Toronto’s old theatres and contains over 80 archival photographs of the facades, marquees and interiors of the theatres. It relates anecdotes and stories of the author and others who experienced these grand old movie houses.  


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Theatres Included in the Book:

Chapter One – The Early Years—Nickelodeons and the First Theatres in Toronto

Theatorium (Red Mill) Theatre—Toronto’s First Movie Experience and First Permanent Movie Theatre, Auditorium (Avenue, PIckford), Colonial Theatre (the Bay), the Photodrome, Revue Theatre, Picture Palace (Royal George), Big Nickel (National, Rio), Madison Theatre (Midtown, Capri, Eden, Bloor Cinema, Bloor Street Hot Docs), Theatre Without a Name (Pastime, Prince Edward, Fox)

Chapter Two – The Great Movie Palaces – The End of the Nickelodeons

Loew’s Yonge Street (Elgin/Winter Garden), Shea’s Hippodrome, The Allen (Tivoli), Pantages (Imperial, Imperial Six, Ed Mirvish), Loew’s Uptown

Chapter Three – Smaller Theatres in the pre-1920s and 1920s

 Oakwood, Broadway, Carlton on Parliament Street, Victory on Yonge Street (Embassy, Astor, Showcase, Federal, New Yorker, Panasonic), Allan’s Danforth (Century, Titania, Music Hall), Parkdale, Alhambra (Baronet, Eve), St. Clair, Standard (Strand, Victory, Golden Harvest), Palace, Bedford (Park), Hudson (Mount Pleasant), Belsize (Crest, Regent), Runnymede

Chapter Four – Theatres During the 1930s, the Great Depression

Grant ,Hollywood, Oriole (Cinema, International Cinema), Eglinton, Casino, Radio City, Paramount, Scarboro, Paradise (Eve’s Paradise), State (Bloordale), Colony, Bellevue (Lux, Elektra, Lido), Kingsway, Pylon (Royal, Golden Princess), Metro

Chapter Five – Theatres in the 1940s – The Second World War and the Post-War Years

University, Odeon Fairlawn, Vaughan, Odeon Danforth, Glendale, Odeon Hyland, Nortown, Willow, Downtown, Odeon Carlton, Donlands, Biltmore, Odeon Humber, Town Cinema

Chapter Six – The 1950s Theatres

Savoy (Coronet), Westwood

Chapter Seven – Cineplex and Multi-screen Complexes

Cineplex Eaton Centre, Cineplex Odeon Varsity, Scotiabank Cineplex, Dundas Square Cineplex, The Bell Lightbox (TIFF)

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