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Ken Murray's Blackouts

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Ken Murray's Blackouts

In keeping with tradition of being the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood had the distinction of being the home of Ken Murray's Blackouts, the longest running variety review in the history of American legitimate theater. Ken Murray started theatergoers laughing on June 24, 1942, when the Blackouts first opened at the El Capitan Theatre, formerly the Hollywood Playhouse Theatre on Vine street. The original El Capitan Theatre was located on Hollywood Boulevard, just west of Highland Avenue. However, when the theater changed its name to Hollywood Paramount Theater in 1942, the owners of the Hollywood Playhouse acquired the El Capitan name. Photos of the El Capitan Theater are...