Sat, Oct 22|
Gordon R. Howard Museum
Burbank Historical Society presents the return of Galen Wilkes
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2022, 1:30 PM – Oct 23, 2022, 3:30 PM
Gordon R. Howard Museum, 115 N Lomita St, Burbank, CA 91506, USA
About the event
The Burbank Historical Society is scaring up some nostalgic entertainment appropriate for the season. Society members have decorated the Cunningham Room with skeletons and spiders, creating the perfect backdrop for early film collector Galen Wilkes’ free presentation. Galen hosts this annual favorite. A Halloween variety show of vintage horror. Wilkes’ interest in the time period between the 1890s to 1920s was sparked at the age of 2. His father took him to the home of a co-worker who had a player piano, which was popular from the mid-1800s to 1920s and played itself. There was a roll of paper with perforations that the piano was able to “read” to produce sound. The result was a very unique tone.