Pictured is a detail of a preliminary sketch by John Gabriel Beckman for the fire curtain of Catalina Island's famous Casino Theatre, which opened in 1929. Beckman identified the scene as "The Flight of Fancy Westward," a salute to William Wrigley, Jr. - who had moved from Chiccago to California - and a symbolic representation of the migration of Americans westard. Beckman is also known for hte murals in Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater. 


  • Single 5" X 7" notecard
  • Blank inside
  • Permanent Collection of the Catalina Island Museum

Casino Curtain Single Notecard

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