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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 107 (95)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 107
Page 107

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 107

THE AUDITORIUM (above) shows what can be done with a minimum at decoration (in the usual sense). The walls and ceilings are faced with acoustic plaster, with the ceiling finished in a butt color and the walls in a light shade at green. Inserted in the suspended ceiling are sweeping curved coves in which are located the neon tubes tor the general illumination ot the auditorium. The silhouettes on the side walls, all in a cowboy motif. are done in a dark green. The splayed walls also are useful in contributing to the acoustic characteristics of the auditorium.

THE INNER LOBBY (right) is equipped to: good returns in the extra-profits aspects at modern exhibition. with a popcorn machine beside the capacious candy counter with its three levels tor the display oi taste-teasing delicacies. Above the concession area is the mural that depicts Various episodes in the lite of the great cowboycomedian-philosopher for whom the theatre has been named. In the portion best seen here. the mural depicts episodes trom Rogers' pictures. notably "A Connecticut Yankee," considered to be among the finest of his finest motion pictures.

ANOTHER PORTION ol the memorial mural (below) shows more facets of the lite and career of Will Rogers. including the days in Claremore. Oklahoma, those as a cadet at the Kemper Military Academy and later as a cowboy in tact, and finally. as many an old theatre-gear still prefers to remember him, as the gum-chewing. rope-twirling star of musical comedy and vaudeville, whose uncanny powers of observation, coupled with a keen wit, enabled him to put torth, under the guise 0! entertainment, the sound principles ol the American way 01 lite
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 107