|This was not Friday night...but it is the Princess!|
Monday, November 10, 2014
There Is Something New Every Time I Visit
Friday night was a great time, and I always enjoy walking around the Princess before a show to see what Megan has added.
As she will tell you, the Princess is an ongoing project and a lot to maintain. The floor in the "new lobby" was recently painted and it looked so clean. It made the area around the concessions look great, and there was a new refrigerator behind the counter.
Around the walls are new photos of vintage Harriman. Megan loves photos on the wall and there are many to peruse as you relax before a show. These two additions, in the main lobby, tie the theatre to the history of Harriman.
Upstairs, on the mezzanine level, was this hand-drawing of Harriman's Wilma Wyatt, or as she was known in Hollywood, Dixie Lee! Blake Kirkland recently presented the portrait, by artist Amber Patty, to the Princess.
Lee was born Wilma Winifred Wyatt in 1911 in Harriman. According to Kirkland, Lee’s family moved when she was young. Lee went on to Hollywood and is perhaps best known for her role in “Love in Bloom” with George Burns and Gracie Allen.
Lee was married to Bing Crosby, and they had four children. She died in 1952 at age 40.
Maybe one day when you go away and become famous, your portrait will also hang here!
Incidentally, if you haven't heard, a new movie screen has been purchased by the Foundation. Thanks for your support in coming to the performances and/or your donations.
More donations are needed to upgrade the digital projector. However, there are plans to show at least one movie, maybe two, during the Holiday season. It's what you have been asking for, and, thanks to the monies received, your wish will soon be granted.
Movies will be special occasion events; the Princess is now primarily a live performance venue!
Other things you might discover on the walls at the Princess: