1930’s cinema artwork
I am the Executive Director of The Poncan Theatre in Ponca City, Oklahoma. I have just joined your site. I will provide more photos and information when time is available.
What I want to tell you about is a wonderful discovery we have made. A collection of some 30 handpainted one of a kind lobby art pieces from the 1930’s. These are large pieces featuring Shirley Temple, Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyk, Harold Loydd, John Barrymore, Will Rogers, and many many more. We are in the process of framing them.
We will have an art show at a gallery in early 2007 followed by them being hung in the Poncan. We believe we have the largest collection of this type of artwork in the world. As you probably know it is very scarce. We are hopeful that hanging it in the upper and lower lobbies of the theater will create a tourism draw for our theater even when the screen and stage are dark.
I would be interested to get more information on this type of artwork and if other historic theaters have discovered any. I love your site and will be back soon.