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Announcement of Lecture-subjects BY Branson De Cou Available for Season of 1922–1923 Dream Pictures FIRST SERIES—A Musical Visualization of our Pacific Coast (With the Phonograph) SECOND SERIES—Musical Interpretations of Nature's Moods (With the Ampico Reproducing Piano) THIRD SERIES—Further Musical Impression of Vacation Memories (With the Ampico Reproducing Piano) A New American Wonderland Series with Entirely New Pictures Supplementing the Standard Series. 1922 JOURNEYS IN OUR AMERICAN WONDERLANDS 1 Canyons, Mountains and Deserts of the Southwest 2 Springtime Motoring in California 3 From Sierra Crests to Utah's Painted Canyons The Standard Canadian Series CANADIAN WONDERLANDS FROM COAST TO COAST 1 Glimpses of Old Quebec and the Land of Evangeline 2 The Canadian Rockies 3 British Columbia and the Selkirks The Standard American Series (Illustrated Booklet on Request) 1 Colorado and the Colorful Southwest 2 Our Romantic California 3 National Parks of the Pacific Coast 4 The Pacific Northwest and Glacier National Park 5 The Greater Yellowstone Park Each lecture may be given separately in complete form when desired, and is illustrated by two hundred remarkable color views from the most beautiful collection of American scenic pictures in the world. ALWAYS ADDRESS Branson De Cou East Orange New Jersey Dream Pictures—A Typical Program Fine music and exquisitely colored pictures remarkably synchronized and interpreted in Mr. De Cou's original conception. PROGRAM PICTURES MUSIC 1 Spring Rustle of Spring—Sinding 2 Summer A Dream of Love—Liszt Recorded by Leo Ornstein 3 Autumn Caprice Viennois—Kreisler Recorded by the Composer 4 Winter Music of the Spheres—Dohnanyi Recorded by the Composer 5 After Sunset in the Rockies (Glacier National Park) Claire de Lune—Debussy Recorded by Olga Samaroff 6 The Brook Brooklet to the Sea—Pulcifer 7 Louise, Loveliest of Lakes Reflets dans l'Eau — Debussy Recorded by Leo Ornstein 8 Flower Studies To a Wild Rose—MacDowell 9 The Desert Nocturne for Left Hand Alone Scriabine Recorded by Moiseiwitsch 10 The Vanishing Race (Indians of the Southwest) Indian Love Song—Grunn Recorded by the Composer 11 The Mountain (Mt. Hood in Oregon) Hymn to the Sun, from Le Cok d'Or—Rimsky-Korsakoff 12 The Grand Canyon of Arizona Prelude in C Sharp Minor—Rachmaninoff Recorded by the Composer WITH THE AMPICO REPRODUCING PIANO The complete equipment for DREAM PICTURES is furnished by Mr. De Cou in his personal presentations Recent Letters of Opinions From a Famous Interpretative Artist DENISHAWN DANCE PRODUCTIONS 932 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, California March 15th, 1922 Fitzgerald Music Co. (Los Angeles Local Manager of Dream Pictures tour) Los Angeles, California Dear Mr. Fitzgerald: I feel I must tell you how delighted we all were with the lovely De Cou pictures and music. All of us in the school and my guests of last night who included Mr. Homer Grunn, Rex Ingram, Mr. and Mrs. William C. De Mille, Mr. Elmer Grey, Mrs. May Mott Smith and Mrs. Gwendolyn Hubbard, etc., enjoyed them tremendously. I think great care and artistry has been taken by Mr. De Cou in synchronizing the music with the dream pictures. The effect was as artistic as a thing of that kind could possibly be. Personally I was enchanted with it. Most sincerely, (Signed) RUTH ST. DENIS From an authority on Visual Instruction OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS NEWARK, N. J. December 19th, 1921 Branson De Cou gave his Dream Pictures in fifteen of the Newark schools during the week of December 12th, 1921, to an aggregate optience of thirteen thousand. Perhaps no other program given for instructional purposes in the schools in recent years has attracted so much attention and elicited such commendation from teachers and pupils as this. Dream Pictures is a remarkable synchronizing of beautiful pictures and classical music. What the eye sees is confirmed by what the ear hears. It suggests great possibilities in the use of music with pictures. The effect of this program upon a gathering of a thousand youngsters cannot be conveyed in words—one needs to be present and feel it. (Signed) A. G. BALCOM, Assistant Superintendent of Schools. An Experts Opinion of Mr. De Cou's Pictures PAUL D. HUGON La Jolla, California March 24th, 1922. Dear Mr. Branson De Cou: After sitting for many years in judgment on anything and everything screened—as Director and Editor for Pathe, Paramount and other concerns—and gaining the reputation of being impossible to please, I wish to tell you that I have at last found something to praise, without reservation whatever. Your Dream Pictures are the finest thing I have ever seen. Photographically, artistically, poetically, they are PERFECT. I cannot even think of any improvement being possible, except by the introduction of stereoscopy, which is not yet technically feasible. Your composition is invariably excellent; your colors are perfect, and the sentiment which one can feel as the inspiration of your pictures is one that does the highest credit to your appreciation of Nature. I wish every man who takes pictures, whether for pleasure or business, would see and study yours attentively. They could get to better course in artistic photography. Believe me, Yours sincerely, (Signed) PAUL D. HUGON.
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|Personal Name Subject||DeCou, Branson|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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