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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 24 (12)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 24
Page 24

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in New York, acquainting himself with the latest ideas in architecture and materials in use in the United States. During this period, Costa was constantly working closely with Abe Platt, of Paramouan foreign theatre department, and he conferred often with the members of SHRU. As a result Costa was able to take back with him to Peru new, up-to-theeminute ideas on modern theatre construction and operation,

During Costals visit to America, Clement S. Crystal and the architects reviewed with him the architectural details, color treatment, type of materials, and operational problems pertaining to modern theatre construction. Costals advice on Peruvian practice and customs proved invaluable at these meetings.

In setting up the corporation for the Tacna Theatre, Roger Clement, general counsel for Paramount International Films, Inc., handled all the legal matters, cooperating with Doctor Grau, of Lima, Peru, who verified the details so that they complied with Peruvian law.

The financial structure of the Tacna Theatre Company is supervised by Milton Kirshenberg, treasurer and comptroller of Paramount International Films, Inc., and treasurer of Tacna Theatre Company. By his guidance, all payments for supplies and equipment are properly made both in the States and in Lima, Peru.

Westinghouse Electric International Company designed, the layout of the airconditioning system, Mercatoria, S. A., of Lima, Peru, agents for Westinghouse, have the contract for the equipment and installation. Evan Perkins, Paramountls construction head, cooperated with the Westinghouse engineers to give Lima patrons the best in air-conditioned comfort.

All matters pertaining to safety and insurance have the approval of Henry Anderson, who is Paramountls expert and adviser in safty codes.

The various purchases for equipping the theatre were handled by Harry Nadel, of Paramountis purchasing department.

William Fass, of Paramount International Traffic Department, was invaluable in handling the complicated job of shipping the various items to Lima. This job included the obtaining of import and export licenses, consular approvals, packaging, crating, and arranging for space aboard ship.

Some of the heavy items that had to be fabricated in New York and shipped to Lima were the marquee attraction boards and large building signs which were manufactured by Continental Sign Company, of New York. The silhouette letters for these signs were manufactured by Adler Silhouette Letter Company, of Chicago, Illinois.

The delivery of the furnishings for the Tacnzl Theatre is under the jurisdiction of Eugene Goodman, who went to Lima in February, 1947, to coordinate the details of checking the delivery of equipment and supplies, He also has acted as liason between Florez y Costa, Inmobiliaria, San Martin, S. A., of Lima, Peru, and Paramount International Theatres Corporation, of New York. Goodman will be the general manager of the Tacna Theatre, and since his arrival in Lima did an expert job in making preparations for the gala opening.


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 24