Friday, March 25, 2005
Wow...major sale of theatre memorabilia at the PALM tomorrow
The sale will take place at the Performing Arts Library, located at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Veterans Building, 4th floor, from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 26, 2005 (yes tomorrow).
So what's a duplicate sale? Well, I guess they have their archival copies of various items and at some point decide they can part with extras. Apparently they're going to have rare books, hundreds of musical theatre recordings, vintage programs, newspaper clipping collections, posters, and back issues of magazines for sale. People also donate items for sale to benefit the PALM, or on occasion the PALM ends up with items that don't really have a place in their collection..
All proceeds benefit PALM’s preservation and acquisition programs.
And in case you're not familiar with the PALM, here's their official statement on who they are and why they deserve your donation dollars:
"The San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available materials on the live performing arts. Its collection, library, and galleries are open to the public without charge. For further information on the collection, programs, and exhibitions, visit SFPALM at www.sfpalm.org or call (415)-255-4800 ext. *814"
So if you're a collector, or maybe if you'd like to become one (how is it that I've gotten hooked on Antiques Roadshow when I don't collect anything?) you know where to go tomorrow.