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Friday, April 29, 2011

"WONDERFUL TOWN" 1964 AT VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE STARRING EVE ARDEN

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY   2011

Often, people who are growing older, like me, make wistful comments about how younger generations really missed something by not seeing an actor and radio personality like Eve Arden perform. Actually, the process of missing out on great performances is a two-way street... if you don't believe me just check out the brilliant young singers in this season's American Idol. Fortunately, for us The Museum of the San Fernando Valley supports the preservation of history and the fostering of contemporary culture as well.

Radio can rightfully claim to be the first media to bring live performances into American households. And, the great Eve Arden, through her weekly show called "Our Miss Brooks" brought her  theatrical talent to people from Vermont to Van Nuys. She was one of the best loved actors of her time.

 Wonderful Town program from the Valley Music Theatre  October 1964 - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011  (click on image to enlarge)

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