The King at the Palace
Meher Baba's Movie in San Francisco, July 2-15
Luck asked the projectionist to delay the
last show on Thursday, July 15 for twenty minutes to make sure everyone
who wanted to see the entire film was able to. In the great lobby
of the Palace of Fine Arts theater, the bookwallas began to prepare
for a final inventory. A volunteer swept up, the refreshment people
closed shop, and a deeply enthused man led Irwin around the "Extravaganza
of Love" art show, trying to make certain Irwin had high quality
photos of every piece and would post them all on his web site. Pascal
Kaplan and Victor Seckeler, who had assisted in the lobby throughout
the 2 weeks, had finally gone into the theater to see the film.
On the pages that follow, you will discover some of the dimensions of this many-layered event through the eyes of Irwin Luck and some of those who came daily to sell tickets and books, answer questions, and watch over the art show. Even more intriguingly, you will also see through the eyes of a few of those who entered this Divinely-imbued atmosphere not knowing what to expect and left a couple hours or so later, touched to the very Soul.