George's Road Trip Report, Part Two - Familiar Names in Distant Places
June 04, 2008
I often find it exciting to find sightings of friends names in distant places.
For a long time I have been assisting Clifford Mishler in finding postcards of the Mishler Theater located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Now I have been able to visit it.
So, when the opportunity came last week to spend some time in Altoona, I was very pleased to realize that not only is the theater still standing, but it was recently restored, and open!
They have done a wonderful job of preserving the detailed decorations of the 1906 interior, and the city is proud to have preserved this part of its heritage. Productions in the space continue.
I was in town doing research, and in June of 1930 I was noticing ads in the Altoona Mirror that Will Rogers was playing for a few nights during that month.
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