Jean Rosenthal reportedly referred to Stanley McCandless as “the granddaddy of us all as lighting designers.” Beyond the legacy that McCandless (1897-1967) left as a designer and educator, there is at least one tangible project that has been restored, using the McCandless RGB additive color-mixing theory with contemporary fixtures to light the Mortensen Hall auditorium at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. The restoration of Mortensen Hall was part of an ongoing ...

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