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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Memories of Matinees Past
This final piece of the Granada Theater in Morgan Hill is done in sepia tones. In the early years of this theater, the films were not in color. I also thought it appropriate that I include a 1951 Packard in front of the theater, as that is the year this theater opened after a fire destroyed the old theater across the street. I kept the lines and picture planes very clean, in keeping with the "Art Moderne" style of this building. African Queen, one of the 10 most popular films of 1951, is playing at the theater. The smell of popcorn wafts through the theater as I fling my pigtails over my shoulders and take a seat at the Saturday matinee. How daring of Mom to take me to the show.
Bob will cut some mats and I will frame the art and deliver it for the event at Rosy's at the Beach.