Hanlon's Corner, Dublin city, 1930s

North Circular Road looking west at the corner of Ellesmere Avenue. Cattle Market on left

Some of the first telephone boxes to grace Dublin's streets.  Installation was in preparation for the thousands of people who  descended on the capital from all over Ireland

This NLI collection image shows phoneboxes being prepared for public use in Dublin prior to the 1932 Eucharistic Congress. The last such old fashioned phonebox to be seen in the city centre today is on Dawson Street.

Marrowbone Lane Dublin. No year for the photo or ownership. It was in the Folklore archives.

No year for the photo or ownership. It was in the Folklore archives.

Get Your Hair Cut, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1933

Get Your Hair Cut, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1933

The Capitol Theatre, located just off O'Connell Street, Dublin, began life on 10 August 1920 as the La Scala Theatre and Opera House. Despite its name, the La Scala was a cinema. Paramount Pictures took over the lease on the building and renamed it the Capitol.  The last stage show was on 29 October 1953. The Capitol continued as a cinema until 1972.

“The Capitol Theatre in Princes Street Dublin originally called La Scala Theatre in 1920 designed as an opera house”

Maureen O'Sullivan, 1930's (1911-1998)  Irish-born American-based actress best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films starring Johnny Weissmüller. Educated in parochial schools in London, Dublin, and Paris. She was spotted in Dublin by director Frank Borzage who was doing location shots for Fox and he invited her to Hollywood where she arrived, accompanied by her mother, in 1930. In 1932 she signed with MGM and completed nine movies at four studios. (Source: IMDb)

On May Tarzan actress Maureen O’Sullivan was born. Did you know she is the mother of actress Mia Farrow? Check out her family tree and let us know how you're related!

Pinterest
Search