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S.L. Rothafel (1882–1936)

S.L. Rothafel was born on July 9, 1882 in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA as Samuel Lionel Rothapfel. He is known for his work on Flying with the Marines (1918), Under Four Flags (1918) and Mother Knows Best (1928). He died on January 13, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Under Four Flags Producer
The Red Dance Composer


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S.L. Rothapfel | Samuel L. Rothapfel | S.L. Rothafel {Roxy}

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["Etude", 1927] I wanted to live my life so that it would be of as much value to as many of my fellow men as possible. The moving pictures struck my imagination very forcefully. I saw in them something which would relieve the tension of the American businessman.


Legendary showman and theater magnate, he was managing director of two of New York City's legendary entertainment palaces, the Roxy Theater (demolished) and perhaps his most enduring achievement, the Radio City Music Hall, where his elaborate office is still referred to as the Roxy Suite. See more »



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