Musil Museum Tour (last chance!)





LAHTF Benefits! Saturday, July 10, 1 – 4pm


Eminent American theatre designer Joseph Musil has been involved in over 25 theatre restoration-renovation projects. Among them are: The El Capitan Theatre (twice) in Hollywood for the Walt Disney Co., the Majestic Crest Theatre in Westwood with its black light nighttime Los Angeles interior,  the Fine Arts Theatre on Wilshire, the Alex and others. Large working models costing thousands of dollars were made of Joe’s projects and they are on display with many other treasures at his Studio of the Theatres in Santa Ana . His onsite 10-curtain Art DecoStrand Theatre hosts films and live performances. You will also see the many theatre-related goodies he has collected throughout his career – a conservative valuation is over one million dollars! Here are a few links to give you a sneak peek of the treat in store:

Sadly, the Studio is now closed. The collection will be put up for sale soon. Joe has been in failing health and hospitalized for several months. However, thanks to Joe, his brother Robert and Ted Gooding, the Studio will be opened one last time for Southern Californiahistoric theatre fans to benefit the LAHTF. Members of Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation will be admitted free, (but a donation is suggested). All others – suggested donation is $10. Donations at the door defray Studio expenses. You can join LAHTF on the spot or through PayPal at our website – .


A basic membership is only $25.

People will be there to sign you up and tell you of upcoming theatre related events.
Since the Studio was also Joe’s Workshop, it was rare that the public was allowed inside.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity – Bring your camera.
Saturday, July 10, 2010, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

LAHTF Members Free.  Non-members – $10. (suggested donation)

American Museum of Theatre Design – Studio of the Theatres
207 No. Broadway, Suite P
Santa Ana, California 92701
Between 3rd and 2nd Streets at the beautiful Santora Building, Second Floor, Downtown Santa Ana. Parking is available in a structure and lots at a low price nearby. Places to dine are also close by.


Santa Ana had many theatres in its day, and while you are there you might like to drive around and look at them.


For more information about the event, visit, our FaceBook page or contact:

Hillsman Wright – – 310 403-0865


If you are interested in purchasing components of the Museum, contact Joe’s brother,

Robert Musil (714) 6671021; cell 253/509-2929 – e-mail:  
Thank You. We look forward to seeing you on this special one-time-only theatre day.