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Fox Theater, Riverside, CA - Copper Ticket Souvenir - 1929

     I have a copper souvenir ticket from The Fox, Riverside, California.  On the left lower side of the ticket it states:  The Show Place of the Orange Belt.    On the lower right side, lower part, are the signatures of the President, Division Manager, and Manager.   At the top of the ticket is The Riverside Theatre, West Coast Theatres, Wm Fox Organization.  In the middle is Souvenir Admission Ticket, Opening Night, January ll, 1929.  My ticket is in excellent conditions. No dents at all.

     I am Patricia Jenkins Richmond, and my Dad always talked about his years with the Fox Theater in Riverside.  He told me as a child, and my husband, Donald Richmond, and myself that he saw Judy Garland when she was 12 years old (Gumm sisters) at the Fox in Riverside.  He said the whole stage crew stopped and listened to her sing.  One man said, it was as if she was singing to him alone.    He also told me as a child, and Don and myself, that he was a projectionist for the the preview Gone With The Wind. 

     My mom, Irilda Miller Jenkins, compiled nine genealogy books after she retired.  This ticket was with the genealogy information, in the book about my Dad.  My Dad passed away n 1990. 

General Antiques and Collectibles
Distinguishing marks: 
Copper with raised print
Date Period: 
January 11, 1929
Size and dimensions of this item: 
apprx. 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches
My Dad, Albert Lee Jenkins, was a stage manager for vaudeville, and a projectionist for the movies at the Fox Theatre, in Riverside, California. He always told myself, Patricia Jenkins Richdmond, and two brothers, Thomas Erven Jenkins and Jerry Leroy Jenkins, about his time working at the Fox. The stories included seeing Judy Garland, and previewing Gone With The Wind. My brothers took his love of movies and Thomas filmed a movie for his senior class at Riverside Poly High. My parents were married in 1930, Albert and Irilda Jenkins. When my mom, Irilda Miller Jenkins, retired she compiled nine genealogy books. This copper ticket has been with the genealogy information since the 1970's. I have been working on updating the Jenkins genealogy information. Dad said his family passed on that they were the Jenkins from Wales. I have gone back 4 to 7 generations, but have not verified all the names. However, when I was in Washington, D.C., the tour guide on the bus, said the capitol was built on Jenkins Hill. On December 1, 2012, I heard Scott Pelley on CBS TV also say that the capitol was built on Jenkins hill.
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