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Sidney Lust’s Leader Theater Chorus Girls and his Leader Theater. Washington DC, ca.1925.

Businessman Sidney Lust, a partner of the actual Warner brothers, moved to the D.C. area in the 1920s to start a chain of theaters. The Leader Theater stood on 9th St. NW, between F and E streets. The Leader was his first and, when he died in 1955, he owned 10 neighborhood theaters in and around the city.