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    Granville Bruce (1903-1989)
    Panther Hall
    Gouache on paper
    14 x 31in.
    Signed lower right: Granville Bruce
    Provenance: Estate of Corky and Bill Kuykendall (owners of Panther Hall), Byron Rose (grandson of Kuykendall's)

    Panther Hall was originally built as a professional bowling alley for the TV broadcast of national bowling tournaments. However interest in national bowling tournaments waned and the building sat vacant for almost a year before the Kuykendall brothers decided to make it into the largest country western music hall in the nation. Every Saturday night hundreds of people gathered to watch the national television show being taped, and attend the big dance at 9:00 p.m.

    Panther Hall was known around the world. Practically every famous country and western performer graced the stage of Panther Hall.

    Panther Hall was sold at auction in the 1970's and was subsequently demolished. This painting hung in the offices of Panther Hall and was removed by the grandson of the Kuykendall's.

    This lot includes a copy of the 1970 August-September issue of Country Music Reporter containing an article about the Kuykendall brothers leasing Panther Hall to Beverly Church of Churches Fried Chicken to operate. A copy of the notice announcing the auction of Panther Hall is also included with this lot.


    Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

    Condition Report*: Excellent condition; period frame in excellent condition.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    October, 2005
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