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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated February 16, 1962 partially reads, "'Gee, dad, it's a Wurlitzer,' says the 15-year-old son of Toluca Lake theater organ hobbyist Richard Simonton - and he's not kidding. It is indeed a Wurlitzer, and its cavernous low notes can shake the foundations of a house or bring an expression of ecstasy to the faces of more than 150 Southern California organ cultists... Simonton, of 10100 Toluca Lake Ave., North Hollywood, is in the electronics business during daytime hours; he's the Muzak franchise holder in Southern California. His remaining time is spent tinkering with a house-sized 36-rank Wurlitzer theater organ with 2,600 individual pipes - one of the largest arrays in the country." Richard C. Simonton can be seen checking pipes on 36-rank instrument.; See image #00117770 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00117769 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d020_f4_i12 CARL0005357142 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/51525
Organ (Musical instrument)--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Wurlitzer organ Organists--United States Hobbies Toluca Lake (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs