A. B. Morrison    

A. B. Morrison


East End  .  Hopkins Opera House  .  Orpheum  .  Jefferson  .  Lyceum  .  Pantages


A. B. Morrison was the first Vaudeville manager in Memphis.  He became a popular, experienced theatre-man who knew the business intimately.  He was especially appreciated for his quiet personality and his efficiency in business. 

It appears that Morrison may have successfully managed most of the early theatres in Memphis - going back to the East End Playhouse around 1900.  He was instrumental in getting The Jefferson Theatre (Lyric) built and became its first manager.  At other times, he managed Hopkins Opera House, The Orpheum,  The Lyceum and became manager of The Pantages in 1925



Billboard 1905 - East End Billboard 1909 - East End Billboard 1913 - East End

Billboard 1948 - Obit  

Billboard 1909 - Jefferson 

Billboard 1905