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Distinguished performers in MRA play
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Moral Re-Armament (MRA) was an international movement that developed from American minister Frank Buchman's Oxford Group. Buchman headed MRA from 1938 until his death in 1961.The movement had Christian roots, but it grew into an informal, international network of people of all faiths and backgrounds. Based around what it called the "Four Absolutes" (honesty, purity, unselfishness and love), it encouraged its members to be involved in political and social issues. The name of the group was changed to Initiatives of Change in 2001.; The Lobero is California's oldest, continuously operating theatre, originally founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924. It is recognized as one of Santa Barbara's architectural jewels and is a State and City landmark.
Photograph caption dated April 20, 1955 reads "Left to right are Ivan Menzies, Reginald Owen and George Frazer in the lavish musical, 'The Vanishing Island,' currently in rehearsal and due for a world premiere April 25 at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Menzies, Ivan,--1896-
Owen, Reginald,--1887-1972
Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Moral Re-armament (Organization)
Men--California--Santa Barbara
Actors--United States
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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