Monday, June 20, 2016

Remembering the Curtain

One of the most charming, and hazardous, features of the Lyric Theatre before the restoration, was the asbestos curtain. In vaudeville days, an asbestos curtain was something to brag about as there were frequent backstage fires. Unfortunately there was no way to seal this beautiful old curtain to make it safe by today's standards. I just found this photo in my archives. I love it. 

3 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautifully lit! With asbestos, the cons outnumber the pros.

Annie Gallitz said...

I am waiting for the ghosts of performances past to step out and take a bow........

Bob Crowe said...

It looks to be inhabited by spirits. Makes me think of old native American tracings in the Southwest.