A 270-foot-long moving panorama presented at The Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles, California.
NARRATOR: Tony Abatemarco
PIANIST: Kate Kohler
CRANKER: Khylin Woodrow
LIGHTER: Guan Rong
-THE GHOSTLY FOLEYS-
GENERAL LOGISTICIAN: Sara Velas
PAINTING: Guan Rong
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION: Erik Newman & Brandy Kana
SCRIPT: Dr. L. Eaton Emerson
"The Grand Moving Mirror of California" is a mechanical entertainment known as a Moving Panorama, the likes of which has not been performed for over 130 years. A canvas scroll of continuous landscape is unfurled before the audience, leading them through Perilous Terrain into Adventures Unknown.
Melodic Sounds and Appropriate Remarks accompany each scene, being a narrative of thrilling incidents in a Cape Horn voyage to Gold Rush Era California. In this excerpt from the live presentation.
Written in and originally performed in 1853,The Grand Moving Mirror of California was first toured around American Northeast by Dr. L.E. Emerson - Proprietor & General Delinieator. Originally accompanied by a painted panorama scroll which no longer exists, this script is the base upon which the Velaslavasay Panorama has built a new manifestation of this oft-interpreted American adventure. The original 1853 script has been generously lent to the Velaslavasay Panorama by the Saco Museum and Peter Morelli, in coordination with the Maine Historical Society, where it was only recently rediscovered in their basement archives.
The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, California 90007