Saturday, June 4, 2011

Chautauqua comes to Lawton

It's the last day of the Lawton Chautauqua.  Lots of work but loads of fun!  I'm happy that the committee saw fit to have the afternoon workshop sessions at the Museum again.  Too bad so many people work during the day and the attendance is only a few dozen.  I took my camera to the first evening performance and got photos of  Karen Vuranch introducing our first actor, Doug Mishler, who portrayed D.W. Griffith.



Yes, it's all about the Golden Age of Hollywood.  Karen is a great host and she also portrayed the first syndicated gossip columnist, Louella Parsons.  Other characters included W.C. Fields (Hank Finken), Walt Disney (Dr. William Worley) and Joseph Bundy (Paul Robeson).

Here's a view of our scholars.  Can you tell who's who by their photo?  Not much activity over at the Lawton Chautauqua facebook page.  As you can see, I've added a comment here and there.  The audience has been getting larger every night, probably due to the great coverage by the Lawton Constitution.  Tonight, Walt Disney will be entertaining us under the big tent.  I'm hoping the biggest crowd yet will be there.  Then a party for the "cast and crew."  Another late night!

4 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Live performances are always fun :) How neat that the museum gets to participate as well.

Linda Pruitt said...

I would have enjoyed the fun if I were in Lawton!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

This is so neat. Is this like the artists colony in New York State?

Splendid Little Stars said...

How fun, Deb! BTW, I had no trouble picking out Louella Parsons! imagine that!

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