5311 S Hohman Avenue
I met Penny when I was producing my one-hour documentary about Daws Butler, who, among other things, was the voice of Elroy Jetson. Daws put me in touch with Penny and she did a lovely interview for me. Penny did not work with Arthur Lake on the TV version of “Blondie.” By then, she was busy with many other projects.
“Sweethearts of the Navy,” also 1937, was even more modestly-budgeted than “23 ˝ Hours Leave.” In fact, the only name in the cast I recognized was Ray Teal, who wasn’t even listed in the film’s credits onscreen. Ray Teal is best known to HHS grads as Sheriff Roy Coffee on “Bonanza.” Teal played Coffee in 96 episodes from 1960-1972, and apparently had a great time.
I have no idea when the Hohman Theater closed its doors, but I vividly remember seeing a very low-budget science-fiction film called “Flight to Mars” in 1951. Other than that, I have no other memories of the old palace, so it may have gone out of business a year or two later.
All the best,
The Hohman Theater sought to
cash in on the popularity of movie houses in Hammond. However, running second
and third rate movies did not create demand at the box office.
The history of the Hohman Theater was short lived and in the only other image we could find, the Hohman Theater was hosting the Swift Cooking School and giving away a free Universal Gas Range. Notice that housewives are lined up to the corner. The exterior of the building has a new facade.
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