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View of the Mountain Theater on Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, as it appeared in 1913 [photograph]
Mountain Play Association
Cain, Marion Hayes, 1905-1991
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Mountain Plays, Mount Tamalpais, 1913-1972
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The Mountain Theater, on Mount Tamalpais, as it appeared in its first year, 1913. Three men are credited for the inspiration for the Mountain play: lawyer and hiker, John C. Catlin; producer and director, Garnet Holme; and long-time hiker, Dad O'Rourke. Hiking in the Rock Springs area of Mount Tamalpais, Mr. Holme was inspired by the view from this part of the mountain, and saw a perfect setting for play performances in a natural outdoor amphitheater. The Mountain Play Association began its annual production in an outdoor amphitheater on top of Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, in 1913. Shows run for several weekends beginning each May. This image is from a collection of scrapbooks, deposited with the California Room in 1975, by Mountain Play Association Director, Marion Hayes Cain.
1 photographic print, b&w ; 14 x 19 cm.
A. 1390.001.006
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)--Mountain Play
Marin County (Calif.)--Mountain Play
Theater--California--Marin County
Mountain Play Association (Mill Valley, Calif.)
Marin County (Calif.)
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)
Mount Tamalpais State Park (Calif.)
Item from Mountain Play Association Scrapbook v. 1, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library

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