For Sale: Photo of the Cliff Queen in 1930s

I was just about to shut 'er down for the holiday when two flashbacks popped up in the in-box worth sharing. First, courtesy Friend of Unfair Park PeterK, is this wonderful for-sale photo of the old Cliff Queen movie theater that once stood at 616 E. Jefferson Boulevard. As another Friend of Unfair Park, Bob Johnston, noted last year on this history-of: "When the theater closed it was the oldest suburban theater in Dallas. In 1946 Gene Autry Theaters operated the Queen." Autry, of course, also owned the Kessler 'round the same time. The building was razed in '58, but the photo, taken by local theater and commercial photographer Walter E. Kuykendall, remains ... at $21.95. For now.

Update: The Texas Theatre's Barak Epstein notes this photo has appeared elsewhere -- like here, though it's not of the same quality, and in at least one book. But the one for sale on eBay does have the photographer's stamp on the back. And the locally based seller says it's an "original [that] has been stored in a drawer or box all of these years out of sunlight."

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