Preserving the Past

In the movie houses of the 1920s, silent films were scored by musicians who played large pipe organs in the theaters. Back then, there were thousands of these instruments, but today there are only a few hundred left.

Steve LaManna, national sales manager at Galt House Hotel and Suites, Louisville, Ky., is doing everything he can to revive these custom-built treasures of the past. LaManna is a member of American Theatre Organ Society, an organization created to preserve and restore the

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