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“The Mighty Wurlitzer”
Photography by Jenny Shain
The Might Wurlitzer, also known as “Big Bertha” is the only gold leafed Wurlitzer of it’s kind. Installed in 1927 for the opening of the “Showplace of The South,” this tremendous antique instrument can be seen and heard at The Alabama Theatre.
It’s design included eight sets of percussion, complete sound effects for silent films, and now has been expanded to blow 2,008 pipes! *Secret: many of which are hidden behind the theatre’s right curtain!*
The Alabama Theatre was titled “The State Historical Theatre” in 1993 and has undergone an incredible floor to ceiling restoration that included cleaning or replacing the vast areas of gold leaf paint.
For me, the Alabama Theatre will always hold a very special place in my heart. It reminds me of the good ole days, leaning over the balcony watching “White Christmas” with my family. Thinking about my grandad, “Gene,” climbing up the back alley fire escape to watch a movie here when he was a kid, too poor to buy a ticket. And thinking about one day when it was being built in 1927, my great grandmother was giving birth to my Papaw grandfather. I guess as an artist and a musician, it seems like the perfect place too. Showing that the fine arts do matter, that good design, great architecture, history, & family all come together to celebrate life & talent. I think that is really important. Don’t you?
See the Mighty Wurlitzer in action!
THE ALABAMA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
1817 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205)ALA-BAMA (205) 252-2262
“The Mighty Wurlitzer”
The Alabama Theatre Series (Click on photo for larger view)
Photography by Artist & Life Coach Jenny Fox Shain
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