Caption: Arthur and Aggie, Credit: Walter Murch
Image by: Walter Murch 
Arthur and Aggie 

Happy One hundredth Birthday

From: Muriel Murch
Series: Letter From A. Broad
Length: 11:20

The Santa Monica Pier and Arthur Lessac turned 100 years old on September 9th Read the full description.

Happy_100_arthur_small Places and people endure the test of time and look back on lives lived long and well. Danny Devito is among those who pay their respects to Arthur.

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Piece Description

Places and people endure the test of time and look back on lives lived long and well. Danny Devito is among those who pay their respects to Arthur.

Broadcast History

KWMR. FM Morning show 9 a.m host Susan Deixler
KWMR. FM Epicenter 11 a.m. host Lyons Filmer


September 2009
Sitting and sipping at the Universal Film studios cafe, Los Angeles.
At a mere eighty seven years old The Universal Film Studio lot is now physically a mile long and half a mile deep. Lying in the heart of Hollywood it is made up of kingdoms within kingdoms guarded by gates within gates who are manned by men who have grown old sitting in their booths. Apart from the plastic photo id cards a cheery good morning and a wave are needed in order to pass through the gates of their memories and, after death, earn a fond and respectful remembrance from these gatekeepers of history.
From carpenters measuring up new billboard posters to Walter Mirisch the most respected past president of The Academy who tells his visiting friends “They put me in the John Ford Building because I’m the only one left alive who remembers John Ford,” all must show their passes. And everyone must look t...
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Timing and Cues

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Additional Credits

Theme Music composed and performed by Pete Horner

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