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Passings: Showman Joe Musil

The world of fantasy, showmanship and elegance has lost one of its most prominent citizens.

It is with great sadness that THS has learned of the passing of a giant among showman – Joe Musil of Santa Ana CA.  Details have not been announced, but Joe had been in ill-health recently.

Ted Gooding, Past THS Southern California Director and Hillsman Wright, Executive Director of Los Angeles Theatre Foundation will continue to plans already in process for a Tour and Benefit of the
Musil Studio and Salon Of Theatres, on July 10, 2010  1–4 PM,
Santora Building, Santa Ana, California.  This makes the day even
more important now that the man who created these wonderful
pieces of art and detailed scale models is no longer with us.

THS will post more details as they become available.

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  1. Simon Overton

    Joe was my next door neighbor and friend. I became a volunteer at his magnificent studio/theater for just over five years. He and I had fun playing showman by giving his museum visitors a first class time; demonstrations of his model theaters followed by a ten curtain show of lights and organ music. This gentle giant taught me more than I could have ever dreamed of and took me on historical theater visits over the greater Los Angeles area and the famous “Yellow Brick Road! Thanks, Joe for all your fascinating wisdom and patience. Now you can play forever… in the greatest theater in the Heavens. I won’t forget you, especially at curtain time… “Simon, always open and close the curtains gracefully -it’s showmanship!”

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Passings: Showman Joe Musil

The world of fantasy, showmanship and elegance has lost one of its most prominent citizens.

It is with great sadness that THS has learned of the passing of a giant among showman – Joe Musil of Santa Ana CA.  Details have not been announced, but Joe had been in ill-health recently.

Ted Gooding, Past THS Southern California Director and Hillsman Wright, Executive Director of Los Angeles Theatre Foundation will continue to plans already in process for a Tour and Benefit of the
Musil Studio and Salon Of Theatres, on July 10, 2010  1–4 PM,
Santora Building, Santa Ana, California.  This makes the day even
more important now that the man who created these wonderful
pieces of art and detailed scale models is no longer with us.

THS will post more details as they become available.

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  1. Simon Overton

    Joe was my next door neighbor and friend. I became a volunteer at his magnificent studio/theater for just over five years. He and I had fun playing showman by giving his museum visitors a first class time; demonstrations of his model theaters followed by a ten curtain show of lights and organ music. This gentle giant taught me more than I could have ever dreamed of and took me on historical theater visits over the greater Los Angeles area and the famous “Yellow Brick Road! Thanks, Joe for all your fascinating wisdom and patience. Now you can play forever… in the greatest theater in the Heavens. I won’t forget you, especially at curtain time… “Simon, always open and close the curtains gracefully -it’s showmanship!”

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