Anne Valentino & Console History at USITT 2010

Yesterday I post the first of a copy of history lessons from USITT starting with Gordan Pearlman talking about the Kliegl Performer.  Anne Valentino, an industry legend and console goddess was kind enough to walk me through some of her history with almost all of the console on display at the USITT 50 years of Lighting Display. On top of talking about Anne’s part in developing the consoles, she gives us a rare look into some of the stories behind the consoles.  Come on, who doesn’t like a little load in nightmare stories?

Thanks again to the USITT Lighting Commission for this wonderful display. You did a great job! I can’t wait to see all of the missing consoles and fixtures that were not there this year.