The Friends will be working at the Showcase House for the Arts from April 23 through May 21, 2017. Sharon Zaslaw and Sue Hayne-Horn are our coordinators. Friends of the Friends can also sign-up and volunteer at this event.
What a pleasant surprise to discover that this year’s Showcase House has a
Pasadena Playhouse connection!
Samuel S. Hinds was involved with the Pasadena Community Playhouse from the beginning. His first appearance was at the Savoy Theatre in 1917. He performed in over 50 productions with The Pasadena Community Playhouse.
In 1924, Hinds served on the Board of Directors for the Pasadena Community Playhouse during its successful drive to raise funds to construct the beautiful Spanish Colonial-style Pasadena Playhouse Theatre.
Hinds starred in The Amethyst, at the Pasadena Community Playhouse Opening Night Gala, on May 18, 1925, and performed as author Harold Brown, in the Premiere. He continued performing at The Playhouse through 1930.
His film career spanned over 16 years and he appeared in over 200 films. To learn more about his career , please read Mary Mallory's article "Hollywood Heights: Samuel S. Hinds, Pasadena Playhouse Founder, Movie Actor."
The two-story English Tudor revival-style house of Samuel Hinds, located in Pasadena. Photo by F.W. Martin (1920). Source: California State Library Picture Collection.
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