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At the theater site: some in tuxes...all in weeds
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Photograph was also used in article dated July 6, 1965.
Photograph caption dated May 30, 1963 partially reads, "That's the Valley Symphony orchestra sedately assembled in the weeds back there with a formally attired Johnny Green wielding the baton. At center stage is the musical comedy star Janet Blair, thesping away in costume with two dancers just like they really are 'at center stage.' And there's a couple leaving their car in the 'parking lot' to join the audience assembled in the foreground. And off to the right? Two couples enjoying a leisurely dinner in the 'restaurant' before an evening of theater. A bunch of nuts, you say? Wading out into the tules for a quick game of 'Let's Pretend?' A group of dedicated theater-lovers would be more accurate, people sincerely interested in the future of the San Fernando Valley, people wanting so much to see the proposed Valley Music Theater become a reality. Here, on the south side of Ventura Blvd. between Winnetka and Canoga Aves., in Woodland Hills, is where the $1,000,000 theater-in-the-round will be built -- in time, it's hoped, for a 1964 start for the 20-week summer season of musical comedies with such already-committed stars as Miss Blair, Gordon and Sheila MacRae and John Raitt."; Photograph was also used as part of a series including images #00122955 and #00122956 for article dated July 6, 1965.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Blair, Janet
Green, Johnny,--1908-1989
Valley Music Theater (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Symphony Orchestra (San Fernando Valley, Calif.)
Actresses--United States
Conductors (Music)--United States
Composers--United States
Orchestras--California--Los Angeles
Audiences--California--Los Angeles
Waiters--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Station wagons--California--Los Angeles
Meadows--California--Los Angeles
Weeds--California--Los Angeles
Mountains--California, Southern
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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