This is a pretty impressive production for lil' old Hood River. It is, of course, the Mikado. Some of the players names are listed on the back. Many of the surnames are familiar, so this was an amateur production. I believe it was at the Rialto.
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I take it we don't have a date. For little Hood River they used to put on some pretty big productions. I vividly recall ""The Bridge of the Gods" which was put on at the Hood River High School field. The huge stage was on the west end of the field. Kathryn Oaks was the female lead and the little known later opera star of the Met was the male lead..........Robert Merrell. I have a program from it with lots of autographs on it. In connection with it, as it was put on on Saturday evening, there was a huge church service conducted there the following morning. There was a children's choris and I was in it. We sang the song "Finlandia."
Charlott on 15th July 2016 @ 7:04am
Charlotte, you are an amazing resource for Hood River history. We are honored that you share your great memory, knowledge and resources.
Kenn on 15th July 2016 @ 8:17am
Right on Kenn, Charlott is so wonderful, Thank You!
James Holloway on 15th July 2016 @ 9:02am
Could that possibly be the open-air theater at Chautauqua Park (where Hood River Memorial Hospital now stands), and the Mikado performance of July 4, 1914? (Doing a little diving into the Hood River Glacier archives.)
Melody Shellman on 15th July 2016 @ 1:24pm
No, that definitely looks like the Rialto. Hmm.
Melody Shellman on 15th July 2016 @ 2:06pm
Sure would like to get a date on this pic. My mother, Doris Davenport, sang the role of "Yum-Yum" or "Nanky-Poo" in a Hood River High School production in 1975 or so.
Jerry Larsen on 15th July 2016 @ 8:01pm
Oops! Not 1975, but rather 1927.
Jerry Larsen on 15th July 2016 @ 10:08pm
A lot of information can be obtained on the internet about Hood River, but not this first hand account from a local.
Judy on 16th July 2016 @ 11:03am
Sorry Jerry-- this may be that era but I don't think it was a high school production. We have George Smith as Nanki-Poo and Gladys Gilbert as Yum Yum. Vera Kolstad is at the organ, of course. Gladys was born in 1894.
Arthur on 16th July 2016 @ 12:32pm
are those in the first couple rows of performers wearing japanese masks!?
Jeremiah on 26th July 2016 @ 10:57am
Small world. Kathryn Oaks and husband lived in Oak Grove and were good friends of my parents, Dick and Lucy Davis. My mom also sang, mostly in churches but also in The Bridge of the Gods. The Oaks had twin sons and I use to be their baby sitter. My 5 sons later slept in those cribs and I passed the cribs on, one to my sister for her son and the other to daughter-in-law for her 4 sons. When my husband was in his senior year at Wy'east,1959-1960, Kathryn taught Vocal Music. He didn't take any classes from her but remembers her as a nice person.
Barbara Davis, West, Pheil, De on 1st March 2017 @ 12:20pm
Barbara: Hope you don't mind my asking, but were you married to Jim West who was killed working for his dad's logging outfit. If so, myself and his brother Dick were like brothers in high school. And I still remember that day with great sadness..
Buzz on 1st March 2017 @ 4:56pm