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Grace Fisher, 1891

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Considered a brilliant businesswoman, Grace M. Fisher was a true pioneer in downtown Cumberland’s development as an entertainment center. From the mid-1920s and well into the late 1950s she was a dominant figure in Cumberland’s movie theatre establishment. Those who knew her credit this success to her knowledge of films, technology, and business dealings within the movie theater and film industry.

At various times during this period Grace Fisher would, among other theaters elsewhere in the state, go on to acquire and operate movie theaters, the Maryland, Capitol, and Embassy, the latter which she opened herself in 1931.


Text - Albert Feldstein

From: Reflections of the Silver Screen, A History of Allegany County Movie Theaters, Allegany High School, 2000

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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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