A Theatre History Of Marion, Ohio: John Eberson's Palace & Beyond (Landmarks)
A Theatre History of Marion, Ohio: John Eberson's Palace & Beyond (Landmarks)
One of the last remaining atmospheric theatres in the nation, elegant Marion Palace Theatre holds a storied history behind its curtains. From the “Wigwam,” the Grand Opera House and Germania Park Pavilion to nickelodeons, vaudeville houses and movie theatres, performance has been an essential part of Marion’s history, and the Palace is the city’s jewel. Designed by renowned theatre architect John Eberson, the Palace opened its doors in 1928 to packed audiences of over three thousand patrons. Author Scott L. Hoffman delves into the life and work of John Eberson and the forgotten stories of the Palace that include a police gambling raid, the construction of the theatre and the stars who performed for dazzled audiences there.
About the Author
Scott L. Hoffman is an attorney and lives in Marion, Ohio. He is a member of the board of directors of the Marion Palace Theatre and the current fundraising chair. Hoffman is a past chairman as well as a member of the Palace Cultural Arts Association at the Palace. He earned a BA at Ohio Northern University and a law degree at Syracuse University College...