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11 years ago

Jim,

Thanks so much for this post. As a boy in the early 60's I often enjoyed the murals as much as the movie. I was (still am) enchanted by them. Any idea who the artist was?

Anonymous
12 years ago

One more comment–this about the El Campanil. I don't know when the Wurlitzer organ at the El Campanil was removed, or what happened to the whole instrument, but the swell shades (wooden louvers which control the volume at the front of the organ chambers)still survive. They are in operation as part of the Wurlitzer organ in the Golden Sate Theatre in Monterey. The organ itself is originally from the Fox Parkside Theatre in San Francisco. So a part of the organ from Antioch is still functioning in Monterey!

Anonymous
12 years ago

The Stamm mural sketch looks great onscreen, Jim. Thanks! And by looking at the faint smudges on the walls in the grainy photo, I can recognize some of the shapes of the figures. So happy to have this early 1990s drawing rescued from the obscurity of my sketchbook. Gary Lee Parks