From Dole to the Pole

The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes Professor Erkki Huhtamo, who will tell the thrilling stories of his great-grandfather's adventurous life through illuminated illustrations projected by means of a magnificent Victorian biunial magic lantern. An optical scientist and amateur astronomer, the elder Professor Huhtamo had a most inordinate share of rare experiences: he climbed the fearsome Mont Blanc, observed the transit of Venus, and was trapped by ice for an entire winter as a member of a stranded polar expedition.

Professor Huhtamo will be assisted by his daughter Margareta, an aspiring magic lantern showwoman and talented lantern slide painter, and her husband Olof, an accomplished musician and distinguished sound effects artist. This presentation will occur in the theatre of the Velaslavasay Panorama, a venue not estranged from rare and thrilling visual experiences and one pleased to bring Professor Huhtamo's presentation to the attention of the discerning public.

NOTICE TO PATRONS: All in attendance will be furnished with a Frozen Treat, pleasing to both old and young, courtesy of V.P.E.S.C. Chef J. Yamashita.

Lantern Slide From the Collection of Erkki Huhtamo

Professor Huhtamo, the showman's great grandfather, saw this terrible vision at a major turning point in his life.

From Dole to the Pole
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Professor Huhtamo's Daring Adventures
Illustrated with a Magic Lantern

Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3, 2012
8 o'clock PM

Tickets $15{$12 VPES Members, Students, Seniors}
Advance tickets are recommended and are available at

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1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, California 90007

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