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Volume Five
Issue Four

The Control Room - Richard Mogridge, Webmaster
Console Up! - Tom Hoehn, Assistant Webmaster
The Skandia WurliTzer - Per Olof Schultz, Associate Editor
MidiTzer Boot Camp - Russ Ashworth, Associate Editor
Mighty Hauptwerk - Jim Reid, Associate Editor
Desktop Goodies - Fred Willis - Founding Father
NYTOS Field Reporter - Eugene Hayek - MidiTzer and WurliTzer


ORGAN OF THE MONTH

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2/7 Grande Barton Theatre Pipe Organ.


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Welcome to the Walnut Hill Gazette. The month of April marks our fifth anniversary, with the site reaching over 66,885 visitors, the average being around 1,100 visits per month. During 2007, we broke an attendance record with 26,442 viewers. Many of these folks are young people from the large art communities in cyberspace, where we have built portal pages such as those at deviantART and Renderosity, to name a few. On March 21st, we reached 65,000 visitors.

This year also marks the Second Annual Poor Man's Pipe Organ Convention held at the Granada Theatre in Old Town Kern, Bakersfield, Kern County, California. The history making event, free to anyone interested in a hands on session with a real pipe organ in a real theatre, should not be missed. Mark your calender for Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th of 2008 today! More info can be found in the headlines section on this page. Jim Spohn, owner of the theatre, has this to say about the event. We quote him in blue text below:

May 4th and 5th is the Poorman's Pipe Organ Convention in Bakersfield at the Granada Theater. It's a time for Organ Nuts to get together and play the 4/24 Morton/Wurlitzer, listen to others play and try our hands at a silent movie (if we choose) on the big screen. It's a time to put faces to the names of people we have been interfacing with forever.

Food and drink will be available at the snack bar. Bring a sleeping bag and crash in the theater after staying up till the wee hours playing the organ drinking refreshments and lying to each other. Please no bringing in of outside food or drink.

Doors open at 8am Saturday the 3rd and will remain open thru Sunday afternoon. Admission is free, I hope to see you there.....

For information or directions contact Jim Spohn at (661) 330-6733 (cell phone) or look in the Bakersfield telephone directory under Robert Morton.

I want to thank each and every person who visits this site during this Spring Season and beyond. Without you, our loyal patrons, there would be no Walnut Hill. We are indeed making a difference in the Land of the King, preserving a wonderful and important slice of American and World History. God bless one and all. Happy playing and have a wonderful rest of the Winter, for soon the Desert sun and heat return to sunny Southern California.

Richard Mogridge
Webmaster/Executive Producer
Walnut Hill Productions
Ridgecrest, California



HEADLINE NEWS


Happy Birthday Ivyle Zander
She's Turning 100 Next Week!

By Jean Bartlett CORRESPONDENT, Padifica Tribune
Article Launched: 04/22/2008 06:36:49 PM PDT
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In 1908 Theodore Roosevelt was President, the Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line and in the city of Ottumwa, Iowa a little girl named Ivyle was born. Ivyle Zander, who can be contacted in care of the Pacifica Nursing and Rehab Center, will turn 100 on April 30. She will celebrate her day with family and friends at a nearby restaurant.

"My father's name was Charles Peck," Ivyle said. "He was the youngest of twelve and he was born on a farm. He hated every inch of farming so he came to Ottumwa to be a watchmaker. My mother, Calla, was born in Hannibal, Missouri. Her father died when she was quite young and she had to go to work. She worked in private homes and earned one dollar a year plus one new dress. When I think of the sacrifices she had to make that no one knew about. No wonder she got married at 18! I had one younger sister, by two and a-half-years. She had an extraordinary mind, like a computer, she could remember everything. She died three years ago from Alzheimer's — that was strange."

"We had kerosene lamps when I was growing up," Ivyle said. "We didn't have video games. When I was a kid we used to dig trenches in the backyard and pretend we were World War I nurses."

She remembers when electricity became more the norm. "I was in high school and we assembled to hear Calvin Coolidge broadcast from Washington D.C."

Ivyle particularly remembers the flu epidemic of 1918. "My father didn't even stay at home," Ivyle said. "He would come to the door with a flu mask on. This was to prevent him from bringing the flu into our home. I remember him saying: 'My faith will carry me through.' Even though he was a watchmaker, when a member of our church would lose their battle with the flu, he would see to it that they had a proper burial."

"My father also did piano tuning and we had a piano. We used to go to what they called 'revival meetings' and music was played. When I was five, I would go home and play what I heard by ear and the wonderful thing was, my parents insisted that I take lessons."

Ivyle had private lessons and then went to and graduated from the Ottumwa Conservatory.

"My first short-lived career was a librarian because the head librarian was in our church and she thought I'd make a good librarian; which was absolutely not so. We had to report on three books a year and I reported on three detective stories — because I loved detective stories. The head librarian was not pleased with my performance; she thought detective stories were 'trash.' I was a rebel!"

What Ivyle really wanted to be was a theater organist and at age 20, she went to theater organ school. Her parents, who were staunch Christians, weren't completely thrilled with their daughter's career path but they wanted her to be happy, so they were very supportive.

"Theater organist in 1929; what a career choice!" laughed Ivyle. "That's when talking movies came out!" Nevertheless Ivyle got a job as theater organist in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. "The picture was screened for you so you would know when there were breaks or when to change the music. You had one line of music in front of you, proper music for the film and it also contained the cues: door opens, hero enters and so forth." Much later in life, Ivyle would be invited to play the Castro Movie Theatre organ.

The first movie the organist accompanied was a Clara Bow film. However, Ivyle lost her enthusiasm for Rhinelander, Wisconsin when the nearby church refused to let her play their organ. "I wanted to keep up my skills on the church organ which is very different from a movie theater organ. But I was told anyone playing at a theater was not allowed to play at their church. That made me very homesick," said Ivyle.

Back home, Ivyle played at three big theaters, filling in during the organist breaks. Her father was working at that time as a watchmaker for C.O. Arnold (actor Tom Arnold's grandfather.) C.O. Arnold opened a jewelry store in Pasadena and offered Ivyle's dad a job. The family plus one friend headed out West. It was still 1929 and The Depression was on.

"We drove to California in an Essex Sedan and talk about loaded down five people, spare tires, cooking equipment. I can tell you, my sister and I were experts at patching a tire. We could do it quicker than any boys we knew!"

She took the 'Red Car' to Los Angeles to get a job. Her father found her a job as a grocery clerk. She also took a job teaching organ on a piano at Paramount Theater Organ Studio downtown Los Angeles where actor Edward Everett Horton was working (Horton was later known as the narrator for "Rocky and Bullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales.") The theater was a letter drop for Jimmy Lederer who worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Ivyle and Jimmy married in 1931.

"We got our wedding rings in the Five and Ten Cent Store," said Ivyle. A short time later they were replaced by $5 platinum wedding rings bought at a going out of business sale in New Orleans. "Somebody in the family has mine today and it hasn't gone green yet!"

Jimmy had been in show business. He was a working violinist, he played the banjo, and he had owned a publishing business in New York City. He had also worked as a musician at the Bon Ton Caf in Los Angeles. Bill Harrah (founder of Harrah's Casino) had 'a slot machine place next door,' and he and Jimmy became life-long friends. "We never paid for a show at Harrah's," said Ivyle.

After they married, Ivyle and Jimmy became small movie theater owner/operators.

"We started out running a small movie theater in New Orleans. We sold that when a theater in Bastrop, Texas (near Austin) was up for sale and needed sound equipment which we had."

"When we were in Bastrop it was the time of Bonnie and Clyde," said Ivyle. "So the sheriff gave us a revolver. We got afraid of every car we'd see and pretty soon we thought, we'd go and shoot one another. So we gave the revolver back!"

Their two daughters were born in Bastrop; Lillian and Rita. Rita, born with Down syndrome, died at age 51. "She was a precious girl who brought us into fields we never heard of," said Ivyle. "My living daughter Lillian is an absolute angel on earth."

Ivyle and Jimmy enjoyed running the movie theater. "We had 'Bank Nights' (drawing for cash prizes) and 'Show Nights' (first runs) and we ran all the cinema newsreels: "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" and "Pioneer Days."

Ivyle's husband would start making newsreels back then and sell the footage to Paramount at $5 a foot. He would go on to become an award-winning Universal Newsreel cameraman. Lyndon Johnson was just traveling up the political ranks at the time and Jimmy captured Johnson on newsreel.

"We were in Washington D.C. when Lyndon Johnson was Vice President," said Ivyle. "I went up to Johnson and said: 'Hey, pardon me but do you remember your old friend from Texas, Jimmy Lederer?' And Johnson said: "Jimmy Lederer! Where is that old booger?"

Ivyle and Jimmy moved to the Bay Area in 1950 when Lederer was offered a cameraman job in San Francisco. "It was post war and everyone was coming to the Bay Area to live. We couldn't find anything in San Francisco. But we were the first ones in the Dolger Apartments in Daly City." Among the many things Jimmy captured on film was Pacifica's 1957 incorporation.

Jimmy Lederer died in 1969. A few years later Ivyle bought a Dolger home where she lived for 36 years. "I was a widow for any number of years and came to really like it," laughed Ivyle. "I knew I would never meet someone because I had a handicapped daughter to support." By that time Ivyle was teaching music through the Westlake Music Company and then the Serramonte Music Company. She would eventually meet and marry Maury Zander.

"I got married at 75," said Ivyle. "Can you imagine? Maury was 68. We were married May 3, 1983 and there was a big article in the Pacifica Tribune. Maury worked for the Tribune; he was the layout man for the front page. He had also worked for the Call Bulletin and The Transfer. He got his union pin for 72 years in the business."

"We had 25 wonderful years together," said Ivyle. "We traveled and did stuff we would never have done otherwise." Maury died not long after both he and Ivyle entered Pacifica Rehab.

Ivyle Zander who is a mom, grandmother and great grandmother to many 'precious' people, who served for 12 years as organist for Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church of Pacifica and who is also a member of at least the American Guild of Organists and the Musicians Union has seen a lot of changes in this world since she first arrived; too many for one article.

But she does have this bit of advice to offer on longevity. "First of all, don't be afraid to go on up to anyone and ask them their name. That's what they're waiting for! Secondly, find a good faith and stick with it. My mother always said, "just remember wherever you are, you have a blanket of prayer over you.'


ATOS FOUNDER DICK LODERHOSE
PROMOTED TO GLORY

LODERHOSE, Richard E., born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 16, 1925, he passed peacefully April 10, 2008, in Tampa. He attended Richmond Hill High School and the University of Rochester as a naval cadet.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a specialist for welfare and recreation and was the organist for all chapel activities at the U.S. Naval Base in Little Creek, Md. Subsequent to his naval service, he was employed in the family business, then known as the United Paste and Glue Co., in New York City. Along with his father, Herman C. Loderhose, he built United into the national adhesive manufacturer called United Resin Products, Inc. He was a gifted CEO, master salesman, and innovator in packaging patents, coatings and adhesives.

In 1997, Mr. Loderhose sold United to the Henkel Corp. and remained with Henkel for the next four years as a senior director of the company. Mr. Loderhose had a lifelong passion for music, particularly the theatre organ. He was well known for his preservation, restoration, performance and support of the instrument. The gem of his extensive collection being the 55 rank New York Paramount Studio Theatre Organ, which was, until recently, located at the family-owned Bay Theatre in Seal Beach, Calif.

In June 2007, Mr. Loderhose gifted this magnificent instrument to The Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Ariz., where it is being reinstalled for the enjoyment of the residents, members, congregants, staff and the entire Phoenix and theatre organ community. He was a past president and founding member of the American Theatre Organ Society. He played the organ professionally under the name "Dick Scott" and made numerous recordings for his own label, Renwick Recordings, Inc., as well as for United Artists Records.

An avid yachtsman, Mr. Loderhose also had a great passion for World War II air sea rescue boats. He refurbished and restored numerous rescue/crash boats during his lifetime (Music Man I through VI) and was often a speaker at events sponsored by crash boat organizations throughout the country. His philanthropy included the donation of a restored 64-foot rescue boat to the Sea Scouts of Marina Del Rey in California.

When Mr. Loderhose retired from the glue business in 1997, he spent most of his remaining years in Newport Beach, Calif., attending to his yachting and musical interests. He was a member of the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.

His final years were spent in Tampa. He is at rest now, knowing that whatever his passion, he succeeded. He would want everyone to know that he truly had a ball and would go out playing "Ain' t Misbehavin' " or "Anchors Away" if he could; and those who knew him would agree. Life was good. He dearly loved his family and friends and was grateful for the life he led.

He is survived by his daughters, Rena L. Singer and her husband, Joel B. Singer, and Mari J. Galloway and her husband, Michael G. Galloway; six grandchildren, Beryl, Garrett and Lindsay Firestone, and Robin, Adam and Shannon Galloway; his loving sister, Grace E. Kerr; and former wife, Marie Tepper. He was remembered lovingly by his first wife, and lifelong friend, the late Jane D. Loderhose.

Donations can be made to the American Theatre Organ Society, or the charity of your choice in his memory. The memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home.


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TOSI News

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The Mighty Rodgers that Jack built

The Theatre Organ Society International is pleased to announce a Musical Spectacular on Saturday, August 9th at 8:00 PM, at none other than the world famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It is being made possible by a very generous donation by Jack Moelmann, the TOSI Secretary and Executive Director, to obtain the Music Hall for the day and the program.

The program will be entitled “A Musical Showcase featuring Col. Jack Moelmann and Friends at the Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ”. The Friends include: Dan Bellomy, Russell Holmes, Fr. Gus Franklin, and Walt Strony with Nelson Page serving as the Emcee. This may be the first time in a long time that this type of show will be open to the public. It is planned to have the organ amplified, as it should be, and the second console will also be used for some duets. The program will include a variety of music and styles by these very capable organists plus an audience sing-a-long with the words on the screen and Jack’s “Tribute to America”. We hope you might consider being there.

For additional information send an e-mail to RadioCityShow@aol.com or call (618) 632-8455. More details will be posted here as they become available.

Advance Ticket Sales: $50.00 each for General Admission. Click here to purchase tickets.

The RCMH Mighty WurliTzer is a 4-manual, 58-rank Theatre Pipe Organ, Opus #2179. It was built and installed in 1932 and remains in its original location. It is the largest theatre pipe organ that the WurliTzer Company ever built. The organ features identical consoles on both sides of the proscenium. The consoles are not master and slave but are completely independent twins, each with fully working controls and independent combination actions. The consoles roll out horizontally on tracks from curtained alcoves on either side of the proscenium to the lip of the stage. The organ is housed in four chambers: Great, Solo, Orchestral, and Percussion, and an unenclosed Grand Piano.


Second Annual Poor Man's Pipe Organ Convention
Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th, 2008
Granada Theatre, Old Town Kern, Bakersfield, CA

Click here to learn more about the Granada Theatre's 4/24 Mighty Robert Morton/WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The console of the Granada Theatre's Mighty Pipe Organ.

Hosted by Jim and Lucy Spohn, Theatre Owners

The Poorman's Pipe Organ Convention is coming up on the First weekend in May, Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th. Any amateur organist that would like to try their hand at playing a short silent movie is welcome to do so. Call Jim Spohn at (661)330-6733 and let him put you on the schedule. He can provide you with a DVD of the short film you will play so you can practice and get familiar with the movie.

If you have ever dreamed of playing a silent movie on a four manual Mighty Theatre Pipe Organ in a real working theater, you need to take action now for this may well be the only and last chance you will ever get. This will be a dream come true for all who love the King of Instruments. The Walnut Hill Production team will be there with recorders and cameras to cover this historic event held in Californa.

Click here to download a 1600 x 1200 JPG image showing the Bone Doctor in rehearsal at the Mighty Conn 650. Theatre Pipe Organ.
The Bone Doctor rehearsing on the Mighty Conn 650 Theatre Organ.

Jim Spohn, owner of the Granada Theatre in Old Town Kern says, "I play movies all the time and you can't be any worse than I am." He was kind enough to send a DVD to me containing the short silent film entitled The Paper Hanger's Helper starring Buster Keaton and other silent film greats.

Admission to the Convention is free. The doors open at 9AM on Friday and the Mighty Robert Morton Theatre Pipe Organ will be available from 9Am on Saturday until 5PM on Sunday. Bring a sleeping bag or stay at any of several hotels near the theatre. Lucy's famous Juicy Cheeseburgers and lots of other delectable goodies and beverages will be sold in the consession stand. Be prepared to have the time of your life listening to and playing the Mighty Theatre Pipe Organ at the Granada Theatre in Old Town Kern, Bakersfield, California. See you there!



Website Hit Count
Since Founding Day 04/02/2004

Click here to visit the Walnut Hill Office of Operations.
The Main Data Server at Walnut Hill.

The figures below represent the approximate daily hit count for the site since going online on April 2nd of 2004. Counter checks begin around ten in the morning and end around ten in the evening, Pacific Daylight Savings Time. Currently, that total stands at over 66,885 happy campers in the Land of the King!

  • 04/01/2008 - 65,537
  • 04/02/2008 - 65,582
  • 04/03/2008 - 65,637
  • 04/04/2008 - 65,672
  • 04/05/2008 - 65,760
  • 04/06/2008 - 65,832
  • 04/07/2008 - 65,879
  • 04/08/2008 - 65,912
  • 04/09/2008 - 65,959
  • 04/10/2008 - 66,032
  • 04/11/2008 - 66,085
  • 04/12/2008 - 66,124
  • 04/13/2008 - 66,173
  • 04/14/2008 - 66,225
  • 04/15/2008 - 66,274
  • 04/16/2008 - 66,307
  • 04/17/2008 - 66,361
  • 04/18/2008 - 66,416
  • 04/19/2008 - 66,462
  • 04/20/2008 - 66,491
  • 04/21/2008 - 66,525
  • 04/22/2008 - 66,582
  • 04/23/2008 - 66,604
  • 04/24/2008 - 66,659
  • 04/25/2008 - 66,705
  • 04/26/2008 - 66,732
  • 04/27/2008 - 66,775
  • 04/28/2008 - 66,809
  • 04/29/2008 - 66,847
  • 04/30/2008 - 66,886


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There are now 24 videos featuring the Mighty Conn 650 Analogue Electronic Theatre Organ now available for audition at The Slow Dog's Place on YouTube. Click here to view them all. Stay tuned for more in the days ahead.


Relocation Fund Drive

Walnut Hill Productions is still in somewhat of a bind from a business perspective. Household and personal expenses are taking a hefty slice out of the money Doc gets, as he is disabled and on a limited income. Replacing his personal property and the musical equipment lost after the relocation from Tennessee early in 2007, along with aquiring and maintaining a new residence, is continuing to be quite expensive and is by no means completed. We cannot determine how long we will be at our current location. Permanent office and residentual space is needed for this tiny entity in the High Desert.

Most of the company's original equipment was left in Tennessee due to the high cost of shipping. These items must eventually be replaced. Many have been. Below is a partial listing of the items we need for the studio in order to get back to the recording sessions Doc would like to complete, including albums from the Sub Urban Cowboys and Doc at the Mighty MidiTzer.

  1. Fender Precision Electric Bass Guitar (Ship to CA from TN)
  2. Yamaha FG335 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (Ship to CA from TN)
  3. Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Ship to CA from TN)

Doc and Tom Hoehn have created a Pay Pal account for easily and securely receiving contributions from all who want to see this relocation take place, which will allow Walnut Hill to make major strides forward for the King of Instruments.

Below is a listing of those who have genorously contributed funds and items to date:

Name

  • Tom Hoehn
  • Gareth Howells
  • Jim Reid
  • Cyrus Roton
  • William Spalding
  • Larry Chamberlin
  • Kent Allman
  • Fred Willis
  • Joseph Loewy
  • Ronald Shreve
  • Dan Rowland
  • Eleanor Winnemore
  • Earl Hurty
  • Edward Burnett

Amount

  • $ 50.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $300.00
  • $500.00
  • $100.00
  • $100.00
  • $100.00
  • $200.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $ 25.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $100.00
  • $ 35.00
  • $ 50.00

Method

  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • Check
  • PayPal
Name
  • Bob Upward
  • Paul Kealy
  • Fred Willis
  • Mister Todd
Item
  • Zoom H4
  • Conn 650
  • A/V Gear
  • Office
Description
  • Recorder
  • Organ
  • Studio
  • Residence

These most kind and generous folks have earned memberships in the Walnut Hill Organ Club and will be notified of their membership status when the club goes official. We have decided to push forward with the organization while awaiting an ATOS charter. We will post our progress in the Gazette during the fledgeling phase of this project.

The first thing to do is find ten ATOS members who want the charter. When the chapter is official and viable as a public entity, Club members will receive printed certificates and membership cards, plus access to the WHOC online community via direct email notifications. This is just a small token of appreciation for all who are making the Walnut Hill website possible and freely available for the world to enjoy.

Click here to contribute to the Relocation Fund Drive by emailing the Bone Doctor at PayPal.

Funds received to date: $1,710.00

There are other pledges pending. Anyone can contribute as much or as little as they see fit by clicking the "Make a Donation" button above. You can also send checks via standard mail to the following address, should you choose to not use the Pay Pal account. Please make checks payable to Richard Mogridge, with the words "Relocation Fund" in the memo line. The address is:

Richard Mogridge
Walnut Hill Productions
1229 Sims Street
Ridgecrest, California 93555

If you have questions about the relocation fund, you can call the Bone Doctor at the Walnut Hill Office of Operations to learn more.

That telephone number is 1-727-230-2610.

All contributors will get recognized at the site should they choose, or they can remain anonymous, simply by letting the Bone Doctor know their preferences via email.

This is a major move forward for Walnut Hill Productions, one of the fastest growing TPO sites on the internet. Become a part of history by making your donation today. Please help us to continue the work we are doing as we continue to grow, adding new features and more services such as broadcasting audio and video for all to enjoy. You'll be glad you did.

We are thanking you in advance for your generosity and support in this grand endevour.



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Mighty MidiTzer Style 216
Version 0.8 Now Available!

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Did you ever imagine you could put a Theatre Pipe Organ inside your computer? Well, now you can, with the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glazjev. Best of all, it is absolutely free!

Just click the picture to the left to get started on your way to playing the Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ virtually every day!

Listen to the Mighty MidiTzer!

Below are some cuts from various Featured Artists here at Walnut Hill that will give you an idea of what the Mighty MidiTzer sounds like.

  1. The Bone Doctor - Higher Ground
  2. Tom Hoehn - Crazy
  3. Gerhard Kletchowitz - Little Orphan Annie
  4. Frank Vanaman - The One I Love



Mighty MidiTzer Style 260 Special
Version 0.7 Now Available!

Click here to download a very large 5783 x 7483 JPG image colorized by Walnut Hill Founding Father Fred Willis showing the console of the Mighty WurliTzer Style 260 Special Theatre Pipe Organ.
Flyer cover for the MidiTzer 260 Special
Colorized image by Fred Willis.

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Pinellas Park Mighty WurliTzer

Click here to see the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 150B Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium.


Click here to download a 2041 x 1261 JPG image showing the stop sweep of the beautiful 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.
The stop sweep of the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.

The 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 140B Theatre Pipe Organ Opus 1968, installed at Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida is featured on the October 2005 Featured Organ of the Month page. It is the first small instrument to get a feature at Walnut Hill, and rightly so because it is not far from Tom Hoehn's residence, the first location for the Walnut Hill Productions Office of Operations during our year-long stay in Clearwater.

This organ, under the care of the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, is in the process of being restored and we need your help. If you would like to contribute funds or volunteer man hours to see this task come to completion, call the Walnut Hill Office of Operations at 1-727-230-2610 Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM PDT. We would be very glad to talk with you and tell you how to get involved in returning this great instrument to her former glory.



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