Norman F. Bielowicz Photographs
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Norman F. Bielowicz Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Bielowicz, Norman F.
Title: Norman F. Bielowicz Photographs
Dates: January 30, 1978
Quantity: 5.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 5 color transparencies
Identification: ahc.VIS150

Biographical/Historical Note

Biographical information about Norman F. Bielowicz has not been determined.

Loew's Grand Theater was built in 1893 as the DeGive Opera House. It came under the management of Marcus Loew's Theater organization in 1916. In 1932, in order to compete with movie theaters, the Grand was renovated by architect Thomas W. Lamb. The one screen theater had 2088 seats. The theater was the site of the movie premiere of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind in 1939. Declining attendence in the 1960’s led to its closing in 1977. The abandoned theater caught fire January 30, 1978 and the damage led to the demolition of the historic venue

Scope and Content Note

These images were taken by Norman F. Bielowicz of Decatur, Georgia and depict the fire that occurred on January 30, 1978 at the Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta.


This collection is alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Loew's Grand Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.).
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All of the items are located in cold storage (cs) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 150], Norman F. Bielowicz, VIS 150, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Norman F. Bielowicz, 1978 (1978.082).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Container List



CS Box 1VIS 150.01 Loews Grand Theater Fire, January 30,1978 ( 5 color transparencies )