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Interesting Items- Ohio Theatre

Unread post by tthacker » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:27 pm

Did a photo tour of the Ohio Theatre last week and thought these 2 items might be of some interest.

This is the conductor's podium, complete with a film speed indicator.

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Although the tour guide didn't say anything about this, I would assume that it's a music stand.

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The podium sits in the lounge area of the men's restroom and the stand in the one for the ladies.
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Unread post by wich2 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:24 am

Beautiful old house.

Saw GONE WITH THE WIND there, several summers ago - during a small earthquake!

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Unread post by Rodney » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:59 am

Nice pictures! That stand (besides being highly decorated to match the theater decor) looks like it probably has built-in lights, and a sort of cowl to keep the light from getting out and shining on the screen or bothering the audience. Thanks for posting.
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Unread post by Donald Binks » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:34 pm

Rodney wrote:Nice pictures! That stand (besides being highly decorated to match the theater decor) looks like it probably has built-in lights, and a sort of cowl to keep the light from getting out and shining on the screen or bothering the audience. Thanks for posting.
That's interesting you picking up how music stands once had light protectors on them. I can distinctly remember there being very little light going anywhere other than on the music. Today, by contrast there is far too much light escaping - and for an orchestra playing a picture, or accompanying a show - where one can see them - I find it completely distracting.
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