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Photograph was edited for publication purposes 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 27, 1955 reads "Musical supervisor honored. Screen director Lewis Allen who staged the new MRA musical 'The Vanishing Island,' was called to the stage by insistent applause following the world premiere at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara. Allen is third from left."; See images #00142381 through #00142383 for all photos in this series.
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00142383 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d050_f22_i6 CARL0005738171 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/71272
Allen, Lewis,--1905-2000 Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Moral Re-armament (Organization) Men--California--Santa Barbara Women--California--Santa Barbara Theatrical producers and directors--United States Motion picture producers and directors--United States Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Santa Barbara Musicals--California--Santa Barbara Theatrical productions--California--Santa Barbara Theaters--California--Santa Barbara Costumes Santa Barbara (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs