Welcome to the COALE/LANDON THEATRE ORGANIST DATABASE (U.S. organists who played c. 1915-1935) *This database is the collective work of Dr. John Landon and Dr. William L. Coale
Dr. Landon graciously supplied Dr. Coale with his theatre organist biographical data, which is being added to Dr. Coale's existing research, all now available to the public. YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. Donors (corporate/organization/individual) will be acknowledged on this page. This research is the result of THOUSANDS of hours of searching and validating, and any donations to offset the cost of the display tool ($20 per month) as well as costs for maintaining this website are greatly appreciated. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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The Database... ***Please credit the "Coale/Landon Theatre Organist Database" when using material from this online resource. THANK YOU!
NOTE: Information from Dr. John Landon is indicated by "per JWL").
JUST ADDED: The PDF files of the entirety of Dr. John Landon's theatre organist biographical information research is available at the very bottom of the page.
NOTE: Please use the scroll bar to navigate right/left and up/down. ATTACHMENTS are to the RIGHT of the "NOTES" column! Use the magnifying glass icon to SEARCH.
Layout order is: last name/first name/theatre name/theatre city/state/notes/ATTACHMENTS
Layout sort order is: organist last name/organist first name/state/city/theatre name.
**Be sure to scroll ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT so you can view the attachments that are part of most of these records. The ultimate goal is to have at least one attachment for each organist/theatre where they played.
FILTER and SORT tools are also available for your use.
Do you have information/items that should be added to this database? If so, please email information and attachments to email@example.com If you would like credit for your submission, please ADD YOUR NAME to each file name of any attachments you send. THANKS!
Donors of articles, theatre names, photographs, organist names, advertisements, reviews, etc. will also be recognized on this page. '
If possible, provide the source (magazine/newspaper name), date, and page number of any attachments. For the sake of consistency, please use this format: 3MAY33 (for May 3. 1933)
Enjoy the fascinating writing of our Aussie friend Ian McIver here: (be sure to use the scroll bar on the right to see all of Ian's offerings)
BILLY NALLE LETTERS-These letters were given to me by the late Msgr. Bill Biebel when I interviewed him for the George Wright biography.