that I’ve never seen before.
I found them among some rather miscellaneous slides that Bud Morehead seems to have gotten from William Ward Watkin:
I will now begin the process of staring at them until I see something.
Actually, I’ve already spotted one thing. The movie camera in the second photo is clearly the same one you can see in the car at the far left in this familiar picture of the academic procession:
So that’s a start.
One immediately noticeable item is that the Italian cypress trees are already leaning, poor things.
Interesting bonus shot from the Grand Hall of the RMC. I tend to forget has windows looking out into the courtyard.
They never stood a chance.
A capella or barbershop singing night at the RMC?
Did any of the movies of the opening ceremony survive to be scanned and visible online today?
No such luck. We’ve never seen nor heard of even a trace.
I’ve always been curious as to whether any early movie footage of the campus still exists. I’ve seen the half-minute clip from the 1940s on YouTube, but nothing else prior to 1960.
That’s the exact spot in the RMC where the student athletes performed their annual talent show for several years. Most of the acts were musical acts involving between one and four performers. Those shows were held on Sunday night so the organizers would request that the regular hour staff set up the AV equipment several days in advance.
You know, I think we might have some video of some of that.