American Cancer Society Benefit

Paramount Theatre

Palm Beach, Florida

March 17, 1963

Interior of Paramount Theatre

In the historic Paramount Theatre, Bob Hope, Sergio Franchi and Barbra Streisand performed in what was deemed “the highlight of the season” for a capacity audience of 1,200 people as a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

Streisand on Paramount stage

In the photo above, Streisand is far left. Next to her is Jule Styne. Bob Hope is center, near the microphone. And Sergio Franchi, who appeared with Barbra on a double bill at the Eden Roc, is far right, next to three female models.

The theater is still open (as of 2010) and displaying a photographic exhibit of the long and colorful history of the Paramount Theatre, including photos of the famous people who have appeared or attended events there, as well as movies which were shown there over the years.

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