On this date in 1921, the Chicago Theater opened as the "Wonder Theater of the World." From its website (at this link),
Built in French Baroque style, The Chicago Theatre's exterior features a miniature replica of Paris' Arc de Triomphe, sculpted above its State Street marquee. Faced in a glazed, off-white terra cotta, the triumphal arch is sixty feet wide and six stories high.
The grand lobby, modeled after the Royal Chapel at Versailles, is five stories high and surrounded by gallery promenades at the mezzanine and balcony levels. The grand staircase is patterned after that of the Paris Opera House and ascends to the various levels of the Great Balcony.
|Photo by Daniel Schwen (posted on Wikipedia)|
It may be one place that Max took Bronte on a date in Megan Mulry's A ROYAL PAIN, available November 1 for Sourcebooks Landmark:
Smart, ambitious, and career driven, Bronte Talbot started following British royalty in the gossip mags only to annoy her intellectual father. But her fascination has turned into a not-so-secret guilty pleasure. When she starts dating a charming British doctoral student, she teases him unmercifully about the latest scandals of his royal countrymen, only to find out—to her horror!!—that she's been having a fling with the nineteenth Duke of Northrop, and now he wants to make her...a duchess?
In spite of her frivolous passion for all things royal, Bronte isn't at all sure she wants the reality. Is becoming royalty every American woman's secret dream, or is it a nightmare of disapproving dowagers, paparazzi, stiff-upper-lip tea parties, and over-the-top hats?
|Bayeux Tapestry depicts the Norman Conquest|
Northrop is one of the ancient names from the conquest.
I posted my five star review of A ROYAL PAIN on Goodreads at this link. I am giving away a print copy of A ROYAL PAIN to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about a favorite building you have visited. My husband's barbershop chorus often performs in the historic Hawaii Theater - James MacArthur, H50's original Danno, was a celebrity patron.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, October 27, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 28.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Megan and her upcoming books, check out her website at meganmulry.com.
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