Monday, April 30, 2012

Oaks Park Organ

I had a unique experience recently. At Oaks Park skating rink, we got to go in to the little room where the organ is played on Sunday and Thursday nights. The organ used to be at the Broadway theater, downtown, and was used for sound effects for movies until they came out with "talkies". Keith demonstrated the bird chirps, train whistle and telephone effects. Keith has a passion for playing and his girlfriend is an excellent dance skater.

I sketched this standing up and did it quickly when I realized what a unique experience this was!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful story. It must have been pretty special to hear those old time sound effects....and I can see why you would want to record it in a drawing.
    I can remember a long ago school field trip (grade school) when we went to NYC to Radio City Music Hall and got a tour of the sound effects room...amazing sound effects!