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Discussion in 'Technical Theatre History' started by MPowers, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. MPowers

    MPowers Well-Known Member

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    For you history buffs, I strongly recommend checking out the following two sites. The first, Dry Pigment, is a copious volume of historical pictures, dialogue and information, added to daily. It is Written by Dr. Wendy Rae Waszut-Barrett, Who is also President of Historic Stage Services LLC, http://www.bellascena.com, a company that specializes in restoration of historic drops and scenery, specializing on 19th and early 20th century Scottish Rite scenery.

    The second is a facebook group that posts incredible info on scenery, architecture etc. on a regular basis. Both groups include info about European, Australian and other global theatre history as well as North American.

    www.drypigment.net

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    Hmmmm, I see. I didn't make it that size, that's just the size that the post started with when I started typing. I'm guessing that I cut and pasted the links first and that set the font?!?!
     
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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    It's even crazier on mobile...
     

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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    From the Bob Foreman blog, I highly recommend the Mancall's 1931 catalog. I do wonder if @ship knows anything about 3 Chicago companies.
    MANCALLS 1931 THEATRE BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT CATALOG 026.jpg
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Answer is no! Thanks for setting my world on fire all above to further investigate.
     
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    Has anyone had or does anyone have any contact with the operators of the https://www.klieglbros.com web site? Several years ago I sent them many of my old Kliegl catalogs (some of which have been scanned and placed on the site) and a Kliegl remote control color changer. The operators of the site promised to photograph the unit and place the photos & description on the site. To this date it has not appeared. The site is still up and running, but it doesn't appear that anything has been added in some time. Email to them are not returned as "undeliverable" but are not responded to.
     
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    Over the years I have sent them stuff but I eventually stopped. They didn't put on-line anything I sent them either. You are best off just posting it on-line at CB Wikke or sending it in a file to Derek so he can if too large. While thankfully an active website and every once in a while something is added stuff to the Kliegl website - at least in the past, I do not believe it to be an active library. Your information given a search on what you want to present should show up on in any search to the CB Wikke that already has lots of old materials presented for research. Just as good or better on any net search in finding the Kliegl website. CB Wikke is a lot less organized as per a website in finding stuff than Kleigl website, but still really good in a web search and CB Wikke has about as much if not more stuff on it - this granted for many brands. Would be better if one website to search for that brand, but not the case it would seem.
     
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