Friday, September 24, 2010

Pic Today 9/24/10


The glory of a bygone era is restored
at the fabulous Fox Theater.

Thanks to Mary Strauss (and husband Leon, now deceased)
for recognizing this grand old theater, in a state of disrepair,
and saving it from the bulldozer in 1981.
(It came so close to being demolished.)

The Fox was built in 1929, for $6-million,
primarily for Vaudeville shows and silent movies,
and closed its doors in 1979.

It contains one of the world's most magnificent
pipe organs (still working) which rises magically
from the orchestra pit. All of the original interiors
and decorations have been restored to their original splendor.
It took Mary's vision, one-year of dedicated restoration and
$2-million to have the Fox re-open in 1982.

Broadway musical productions and world class
performers fill the Fabulous Fox throughout the year.
(Anyone remember Stan Kan playing at the "mighty Wurlitzer?")

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