Friday, February 17, 2006

The Capri, in Neon

The real Capri sign, in glorious yellow neon, as opposed to the anonymously "tasteful" wooden plaque it was replace by when the strip got its wooden awning makeover. This shot is likely from the early 80s, by photographer/artist Andy Mentzer. (Side note: he's the guy who lovingly restored the house and the gas station for the movie "Bridges of Madison County"!)

Our anonymous poster is absolutely correct about Kaul's vitriol re The Sound of Music--the sight of this ad circa 1967 must have pushed him over the edge!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recall Des Moines Register columnist Donald Kaul endless whining about the movie The Sound of Music playing at the Capri Theater during the 1960s and 1970s. (If I'm not mistaken, Kaul lived near the theater.)

Nonetheless, the movie and the movie house perservered despite Kaul's endless whining--In fact, I think Kaul gave the Capri theater lots of publicity.