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La Crosse Movie Palaces

While the Rivoli still operates as a theater in downtown La Crosse, over a dozen movie theaters that could rightfully be called movie palaces have been lost to history.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives staff) For the third year in a row, Dave Solie of WXOW News 19 has come to us to do background research on a film industry related story to …

1920s Stage Celebrity Promoted Community Causes

One of La Crosse’s favorite actresses of the early 20th century, Eloda Sitzer Beach, used her celebrity for good causes, much as film stars do today.
(written by David Kranz, Archives Staff) The Roaring ‘20s were a time of entertainments – flappers, secret-knock speakeasies, and live jazz – and growing autonomy – the Model T…