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Mechanic Life and Death

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On the night of Saturday, January 16, 1967 the area under the marquee of the of the Mechanic Theater at Baltimore and Hanover streets in downtown Baltimore was all klieg lights an celebrities.

Everybody who was anybody was there for this grand opening of Baltimore's biggest state of the art theater. The show was Hello Dolly – and both Betty Grable and Carol Channing wanted the part.  Who finally got it was theater by itself.

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