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Hippodrome Program, 1917-18 season
1917年至1918年间的竞技场剧院表演节目中,就有胡迪尼的「能潜入水中的铁盒子之谜」

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纽约市的竞技场 (Hippodrome) 正式关闭
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西元1928年,电影公司RKO买下了竞技场剧院。电影屏幕替换了表演舞台给想要看到这个新的娱乐的观众。在竞技场剧院于1939年关闭前,最后一场表演是:建筑物的破坏。然而,那个辉煌的时代还是让竞技场剧院活在所有美国人的回忆里。你知道在那个时候表演过的杂耍演员吗?问问你的祖父母!

In 1928, RKO, the motion picture company, purchased the theater. Movie screens took over the stages for audiences who were hungry for this new kind of entertainment. After it closed its doors in 1939, the Hippodrome Theater presented its final spectacle: the building's demolition. The era that made the Hippodrome famous lives on in the American memory. Do you know the names of any other stars from that vaudeville era? Ask a grandparent!
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