About Herman » Detroit Fox Theatre
Detroit Fox Theatre
Herman Cohen's whole life revolved around movies. He started in the movie business at the age of 12 at the Dexter Theater in Detroit, where he worked as a go-fer and later as an usher. At age 18 he was promoted to become the youngest manager ever of the Dexter. He went on to become assistant manager of the Fox Theatre in Detroit, a 5200 seat movie palace.
After he had established himself in Hollywood as a writer and producer, he returned to his roots. In 1961, he purchased the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
The Fox Theatre is still in operation today, hosting some of the biggest names in show business. It continues to beone of the top-grossing theaters of its size in the nation. To visit the Fox Theatre web site, click here.
This section contains a photo gallery of historic photos of the Fox Theatre, along with photos of the marquee featuring some of Herman's films and other famous acts and showings. Click on a thumbnail image below to go to the gallery.