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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

SPECIAL THANKS TO SHON LeBLANC - VELENTINO'S COSTUMES

It is especially gratifying when someone as busy as Shon LeBlanc takes time from his very busy schedule to help the cause of generating a great Museum of History and Culture for the San Fernando Valley. The owner of Valentino's Costumes in Van Nuys, Shon LeBlanc has designed over 600 productions in Los Angeles and other parts of the nation. Shon hold 9 Drama-Logue Awards, 6 Garland Awards (the most recent for the production, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" with James Barbour and Lynne Wintersteller at the NOHO Arts Center/Theatre, an LA Weekly Award, an Ovation Award for Theatre Neo's "The Women"
This last year Shon LeBlanc designed 6 world premier productions, including: "Manor of Trust"; "Equinox"; "One Way Ticket to Hell"; "Lizard";" Conjunto" and, "Bluebonnet Court"
Mr. LeBlanc is a founding member of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley's Performing Arts Committee. He is the proprietor and chief designer of Valentino's Costumes in Van Nuys, and divides his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco, where he teaches Costume Design at the Academy of Art University.
We are especially grateful for the loan of two costumes for our recently concluded clothing exhibit. Since costumes are a major part of San Fernando Valley history, especially in the film industry, and the growing live theatre productions in our area, we hope that Shon will continue to guide the Museum as we create future costume exhibits.
Learn more about Shon LeBlanc and Valentino's Costumes at: http://www.valentinoscostumes.com/abouttheproprietor.html

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