Original July 1974 CIRCLE STAR THEATRE Home of the Superstars PROGRAM, featuring THE JACKSON FIVE, and DIONNE WARWICKE with Special Guest Stars THE STYLISTICS Rhythm & Blues MOTOWN Michael Jackson
Original July 1974 CIRCLE STAR THEATRE Home of the Superstars PROGRAM, featuring THE JACKSON FIVE, and DIONNE WARWICKE with Special Guest Stars THE STYLISTICS
Published by The Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, CA, 1974. First and only edition, softcover, illustrated wrappers, 8.5" x 5.5", side staple bound, 22 pages, with brief bios of the performers illustrated with b&w photographs, graphic local advertisements including a very 70s style illustrated map of advertisers found from San Francisco to San Jose, and an order form to purchase tickets at the rear. NEAR FINE Condition: small upper corner-tip crease on the rear cover, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Uncommon 1970s Bay Area entertainment ephemera.
The Circle Star Theatre was built in 1964 as a 3700 seat live entertainment venue in San Carlos, California. A theater in the round with 360° seating and a slowly rotating circular stage. There wasn't a bad seat in the house. It had a restaurant and multiple nightclubs, and guests wore suits and gowns. The Circle Star Theater's marquee was one of the most memorable landmarks between San Jose and San Francisco.
For three decades, the venue welcomed many of the world's most famous performers. From Crooners to Motown, Rock and Roll to R&B, Country to Funk, and Disco to Comedy, people came from all over the Bay Area to pack the house for a magical evening. Historic performances at the Circle Star included: The Jackson 5, Josephine Baker, Janis Joplin, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Carpenters, The Animals, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, The Ohio Players, Tower of Power, Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin with King Curtis & the Kingpins, Judy Garland, Smokey Robinson, Olivia Newton-John, War, Burt Bacharach, KC and the Sunshine Band, Willie Nelson, Cheech and Chong, The Stylistics, Roy Orbison, B. B. King, Liberace, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, LL Cool J, Al Green and so many others.
The Theatre was demolished in 1997 and replaced with boring office buildings.