How can the Amargosa Opera House not capture your imagination?! Discovered, or rediscovered, by dancer Marta Becket in the late 1960s she resurrected the abandoned theater into a venue for her own work.
In these images captured by Vernon Merritt for Life Magazine you see Marta dancing, painting the murals that adorn the walls, and generally being something you would find in a Tim Burton film.
Marta retired earlier this year at the age of 87. Sadly I never got to see her perform, but these images endure as a reminder that stuff like this actually happens.
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