The authors combed the state to locate the best of historical theaters that wont give up the ghost (sometimes literally). Their research and interviews showcase these theaters and preserve an important part of the history of performing arts in Texas. Some of these theaters date as far back as 1886 and range across the state: Dalharts LA RITA, Terlinguas STARLIGHT, El Pasos PLAZA, Galvestons GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Texarkanas PEROT, and forty-five points in between. Discover facts and legends about the early days of these old theaters as well as the restorations that have given them new life as a venue for movies or live performances. And then there are the ghosts One director says their ghost wears a white shirt, dark pants, and tall, heavy boots. During rehearsals at another theater, when the spotlight came on with no one at the controls, the actors took a smoke break whether they had the habit or not.The authors combed the state to locate the best of historical theaters that wont give up the ghost (sometimes literally).
|Title||:||Grand Old Texas Theatres|
|Author||:||Joan Upton Hall, Hasbrook Stacey|
|Publisher||:||Taylor Trade Pub - 2002-01-14|