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Guignol Theatre reopening, 1950

Posted on August 15, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Actors George R. Stone, soldier, and Michael Graine, guardian, await the curtain call on opening night at the new Guignol Theater at the University of Kentucky in February of 1950. The first Guignol Theatre, built in 1927 and located at the northwest corner of Euclid and Martin Luther King Blvd., burned to the ground in 1947. Three years later, the Guignol reopened in the Fine Arts Building with a production of Medea starring Mrs. Lucille Caudill Little. Published in the Lexington Leader February 14, 1950.

Actors George R. Stone, as a soldier, and Michael Graine, as a guardian, awaited the curtain call on opening night at the new Guignol Theater at the University of Kentucky in February 1950. The first Guignol Theatre, built in 1927 at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, burned to the ground in 1947. Three years later, the new Guignol reopened in the Fine Arts Building with a production of Medea, starring Mrs. Lucille Caudill Little. This photo was published in the Lexington Leader on Feb. 14, 1950.

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