This theater's chaotic history includes a Titanic survivor

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This theater's chaotic history includes a Titanic survivor

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:41 pm

In the spring of 1912, Henry B. Harris and his wife went to London, looking for plays to produce for the Hudson Theatre, the showpiece of his thriving Broadway empire. Built in 1903, the Greco-Roman jewel on West 44th Street was one of the most sought-after theaters in Times Square.

For Henry and Renee Harris, who were childless, the Hudson was their pride and joy. They lived above the auditorium in a 2,500-square-foot duplex apartment.

Sailing back to New York on April 14 on a spectacular new ocean liner, the couple was playing cards in their stateroom when Renee noticed something odd: Clothes that had been swinging from their hangers suddenly stopped.

Their ship was the Titanic, and it had just struck an iceberg.

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