AT THE FABULOUS FOX
St. Louis is proud home of one of
3 remaining Fox Theaters in the U.S.
(5 were completed in the late 1920s).
Throughout its illustrious history,
the fabulous Fox has gone through
many transitions . . . including
silent and sound motion picture shows,
Broadway theatrical performances,
live concerts and current shows from New York.
Starting in the '70s, artists began adding
their own art and signatures
to the halls, stairwells and dressing rooms
of the 5-story backstage area.
(Fortunately, these sketches and signatures
remain untouched as a historical record
of their performances.)
In March of 1971, the Grateful Dead
played the Fox. Following that concert,
Jerry Garcia fell in love with the
decor and acoustics of this grand hall,
and spent the next several months
trying to buy the venue.
(Instead, the theater underwent an
extensive $3-million rehab and renovation.)
The history and performances continue to this day.