Parade of the Award Nominees (1932). Made especially for the 1932 Academy Awards, the short features Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt, Helen Hayes, Fredric March, Marie Dressler, Mickey Mouse’s Technicolor debut and a gray Pluto.
Theatres are the only buildings today that are consistently designed with the most elaborate old-world designs reminiscent of palaces. The Lunt-Fontanne or the Majestic bring you back to a time before glass and chrome building, sleek modern designs or minimalist aesthetics. So much money, time, energy, effort, and love are put into the architecture of major theatres and it makes me so happy that of all the buildings we design today it is the Theatre which stands with the beauty of royalty.
A character design I did a ways back for a little kick-around project made by a good friend. I’ll just drop this picture of her that I did last year here since I need more art to pad out this buffer hahaha.
Her name is Fontanne. She’s French, and she loves bullying people.
DID YOU KNOW: there is an award-winning musical about the sinking of the Titanic? “Titanic: The Musical,” with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 1997 - though it would rapidly be overshadowed by James Cameron’s film as the most important Titanic-related entertainment of the year.
Yeston and Stone’s show portrays the passengers and crew of Titanic very respectfully, and does not go out of its way in an effort to incite controversy. For the most part, the show is historically accurate - and featured remarkable technical engineering, including the installation of a hydraulic lift beneath the stage to allow the stage to pitch and yaw to represent the angle of the sinking ship.
“Titanic” won every Tony Award it was nominated for - including “Best Musical,” but closed as a financial loss in March of 1999 after 804 performances.
Composer Gary Barlow, actor Matthew Morrison, producer Harvey Weinstein, actress Laura Michelle Kelly and actor Kelsey Grammer take a bow at curtain call for the opening night performance of “Finding Neverland” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 15, 2015 in New York City.