Old TIme Radio At Its Finest

In the late 1940s and early 1950s Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis created some of the most irresistible hilarity in the history of entertainment. Now you can enjoy the Martin and Lewis Show, which aired on NBC Radio from 1949 through 1953. Listen in to the Podcast, and find out what all the fuss was about!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Save Stuebenville's Grand Theater

The Steubenville Historic Landmarks Foundation is currently working to save the once elegant Grand Theater on 4th Street in downtown Steubenville. It was built in the 1920s, modeled after a theater in New York City. It was the second air conditioned theater in the nation, and was home both to movies and live acts. Dean Martin would have spent a great deal of time there as a child watching his beloved Westerns, and as a young man dreaming of stardom.

The restoration project includes plans for a Dean Martin Museum on site.

Your help is critical right now. The building is scheduled for demolition, and can only be saved if it gets a new roof in the next few months. The Historic Landmarks Foundation is looking for 120 businesses or individuals who can afford to donate $1000 each as founding donors for the project, but donations of any size would be appreciated.

My wife and I are currently discussing how much we can afford to donate, but we will definitely be making a donation of some amount this week, and would encourage you to do the same.

Please make checks payable to the Steubenville Historic Landmarks Foundation Grand Theater Restoration Project. If you need a Federal Tax ID to make a donation please call Scott Dressel at (740) 632-2899 or email grandtheater@historicsteubenville.org. Donations (with name, address and phone number) can be sent to Chase Bank, 401 Market Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952. You can also donate via PayPal on the Foundation's website.

The Steubenville Historic Landmarks Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit (in process).

Let's do our best to honor Dean Martin by helping to save this historic landmark in his hometown of Steubenville. If you do happen to make a donation, please let me know so I can recognize your contribution on the program.


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