Centennial and Best Fest! What a once in a lifetime celebration met so many history minded folks! Hopefully, I can soon report on some of the treasures that were located (with pictures of course.) Valentines Day or Statehood Day in Arizona was an awe inspiring presentation about Masque of the Moon. Just like that long running Phoenix event this event was steeped in community. From the oldest indepenent record label that recorded in 1952 and provided the music, to friends as models, Perry Monge Salon for additional models and hair and makeup! It was a moment when those three dresses from Phoenix Union Alumni Association appeared on stage for the first time since the 30’s. Right down to the jacket that was created by Glen Guyett, a great sign designer. I still get goose bumps thinking about the excitement of offering this obscured bit of history, back to the community that created it.
Here is a short list of thanks:
The team that organized the Centennial Celebrations
Costumes: On loan from Phoenix Union Alumni Association, Donated by Billie Jane (Becker) Baguley; Gay 90‘s (1937), Russian Military(1935), & Art Deco Aztec (1936) worn by Jenny Kuller
Hair, Make up, and additional models: Perry Monge Salon
Centennial Sport Coat: by Glen Guyett.
Music: VALLEY OF THE SUN SUITE, 1952
Arizona State College (Tempe) Symphonic Orchestra Conducted/ Composed by Ferde Grofe.
Recorded by Arizona Recoding Productions, Phoenix. Known as Cayon Records
(Canyon ARP 249)
And you that make this all possible!