George Wright Biography to be Penned
Dr. William Coale Will Write Definitive Bio of Legendary Organist
The American Theatre Organ Society is excited to report the announcement by longtime ATOS member Dr. William Coale of his commission to write a scholarly biography of legendary theatre organist George Wright. Dr. Coale states, "I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to chronicle the life of legendary theatre organist George Wright, whose story deserves to be memorialized. The book is being backed by Mr. Wendell Jacob of Davis, California, who owns the Möller lobby organ from the San Francisco Fox Theatre. Due to his generosity, the well-deserved and long overdue book on the life of an icon of the theatre organ world will become a reality." Bill expects the project to take at least two years to complete, and he plans to travel wherever necessary for interviews and research opportunities. The ATOS archives in Norman, OK are definitely on his list! Individuals who wish to suggest interviewees and/or provide photographs, memorabilia, or stories of their own should contact Bill at GeorgeWrightBook [at] gmail.com.