Adolph A. Sigfried

Dublin Core

Title

Adolph A. Sigfried

Subject

Biography
Adolph A. Sigfried
Photo File: Biography
Actor
Vaudeville
Nickel Bijou
Empress Theater
Orpheum Circuit
Great States Theaters
Man with a Hundred Faces
Dixie Harris
Al Jolson
Frank Tinney
Sophie Tucker
Mason
Ansar Shrine
Decatur B.P.O.E. Elks
International Stereograph Co. of Decatur
Broadway

Description

Photograph of Adolph A. Sigfried; (died 1/26/1935). Veteran actor of International reputation, whose home was in Decatur. He established the first vaudeville theater in Decatur. In 1903 he opened his theater in the 300 Block N. Water and in 1909 a new theater was erected. Later he opened a second house next door, known as the Nickel Bijou. He ran the two for 12 years. In 1913 he took over the Empress, which he ran for a year and a half, selling out his lease then to the Orpheum Circuit. He retired from active business here in 1928 with the sale of the Bijou theater to the Great States Theaters chain. He ws once known on Broadway as "The Man with a Hundred Faces". Many famous comedians and vaudeville actors were given assistance and bookings by Sigfried. Among them were, Dixie Harris, Al Jolson, Frank Tinney and Sophie Tucker. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of Ansar Shrine and Decatur B.P.O.E. Elks. Photo by International Stereograph Co. of Decatur. Ran in the Herald Dec 11, 1928.

Creator

International Stereograph Co. of Decatur, IL.

Source

Photo File: Biography - Sigfried, Adolph A.

Publisher

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

12/11/1928.

Contributor

Adolph A. Sigfried

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO362

Coverage

Biography, Adolph A. Sigfried, Photo File: Biography, Nickel Bijou, Empress Theater, Orpheum Circuit, Great States Theaters Chain, Vaudeville Actor, Mason, Ansar Shrine, Decatur B.P.O.E. Elks, International Stereograph Co. of Decatur, IL.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

5.75 x 5.5"

Files

BIO362-Sigfried_Adolph_A.jpg

Citation

International Stereograph Co. of Decatur, IL., “Adolph A. Sigfried,” Decatur Illinois Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed July 18, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2358.