Listen: S4: Roaring 20s: New Amsterdam Theater - burst 07
"Save. Her ghost returned to the new Amsterdam. The only place. She was ever truly happy despite her tragic. Gotcha fate. Olives goes to said to be more mischievous than malevolent. She steals walkie talkies and loves to flirt with men backstage age only to disappear moments later and to some stories are to be believed. She casually takes these dalliances step further coming up. Olive takes a lover from beyond the grave breath now back to the story the New Amsterdam theatre golden age was shattered by the Great Depression. That was not enough capital to maintain the lavish production values producers like Ziegfeld demanded and the whole theater industry began to fold the new Amsterdam theater officially closed in nineteen thirty six occasionally hosting some productions and eventually reopening as a movie theater the roof garden that had been home to the midnight. FROLIC was converted to a rehearsal space but times square was going downhill fast. The theaters around the new Amsterdam more converted into burlesque calls saloons and sex shops and the area became dangerous to frequent at night in one thousand nine hundred sixty a New York Times writer. Milton Breaker described the new Amsterdam's address to fourteen west. Forty second street between seventh and eighth avenues as has the worst block in the city. Twenty three hundred crimes occurred in that one block in one thousand nine hundred four loan with an average of one point two oh six severe felonies like rape and murder per day. The ceiling of the theater collapsed letting years of rain and dirty snow into the main auditorium. Two feet of standing water filled the basement and the opulent orchestra and Mezzanine. Section of theater were covered in mushrooms the size up dinner plates sixty years after its initial closure. The new Amsterdam was a ruin"