Hyperion Theater To Be Rebuilt

Will Demolish Old House and Replace with Beautiful Structure. "The Hyperion Theater at New Haven, one of the twenty-five theaters owned by S. Z. Poli, is to be rebuilt. The theater will close on Saturday, April 26, and on the following Monday the work of demolishing the interior of the structure will begin. It is… Continue reading Hyperion Theater To Be Rebuilt

Prof. Bristol’s Equescurriculum.

"Prof. D. M. Bristol's equescurriculum will begin at the Hyperion to-night. The Boston Herald says: 'Boston has seen some wonderful performances of educated horses, but never any which surpasses the one under direction of Prof. Bristol, now at the Globe Theater. The tricks and antics of these horses are simply amazing.'"-Excerpt courtesy of the Library… Continue reading Prof. Bristol’s Equescurriculum.

The Improvements Completed

A Vast Change in the Appearance of the Hyperion -- An Opera House Second to None -- One of the Best and Largest in the Country. "A grand change has taken place in the appearance of the Hyperion theater since the last season came to a close, and as the old theater people have been… Continue reading The Improvements Completed

Bunnell Takes It.

Leases Carll's Opera House For A Term of Years -- Will Run Bunnell's Museum The Same As Before Also. "Manager Bunnell is enthusiastic over his lease of the Carll Opera House, which he perfected yesterday. The lease runs a term of several years. He intends to put in a large amount of new scenery at… Continue reading Bunnell Takes It.

The Knights of St. Patrick and the Hyperion Cigar

Kilfeather was a native of Fair Haven. He learned the cigar manufacturing business at an early age and when 18 started his own business. At that time he was the youngest cigar manufacturer in the east. This is the public record of John P. Kilfeather, knight of St. Patrick, battler of organized labor, who named his signature New Haven-made cigar the Hyperion.

New Haven Photographer David Ottenstein documents a disappearing era, by Michael Harvey

"The demolition of the Hyperion Theater was the turning point in the work of New Haven photographer David Ottenstein. In 1998 the old downtown concert hall, which in its opulent days had showcased everything from the music of Charles Ives to the Floradora two-act comedy, was collapsing and due to be razed. Architect Richard Turlington… Continue reading New Haven Photographer David Ottenstein documents a disappearing era, by Michael Harvey

Spaghetti Palace Jester Entertains Patrons, by Dick Bothwell

"Next time you're in the neighborhood of Big Bayou, stranger, drop in at Joe and Lee's - the Spaghetti Palace whose proprietor is also court jester without a care in the world. He keeps the customers happy with music, songs and laughter, this ex-vaudeville star whom a lady customer describes as 'a vivid little man.'… Continue reading Spaghetti Palace Jester Entertains Patrons, by Dick Bothwell