Holy See

 
 

Holy See was ran by Ray Anderson (Dec'd 18/10/2016), Joan Andersen with the help of their friend John Blackwell and his wife and did man shows in the San Francisco area in the late Sixties.

Ray Anderson also managed The Matrix Club in San Francisco.

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“We used about 15 to 20 projectors simultaneously in an evening. We used overhead projectors and color wheels, strobes, clock faces, and dishes in various sizes. We mixed dyes, liquids, and oils and manipulated them. We used as many as a dozen carousel slide projectors or other slide projectors and as many as five movie projectors that would run either reels or loops. We used everything; you really had to work the limit.

“We would have Polaroid cam-eras with transparency film. If one worked quickly, one could take a picture of the people in front of the bandstand and in two or three minutes get it down to the projector and on the screen.

“When we did shows at Winterland — those screens were just huge — we made the largest rear-screen projection in California out of waterbed plastic. Our source for equipment was the Army Surplus Store.

“In England, they would use a slide projector with a glass envelope filled with crushed artist oils and colors. Then they would put a curling iron underneath to make it bubble. Someone else I met, working again with the glass envelope, used laboratory staining dyes. He had half a dozen syringes in a case at the top and more syringes at the bottom. It pushed colors in the top and pulled them out the bottom.

Ray Anderson

 
 
Holy See Light Show
 
 

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