A ghost light is a single bulb left illuminated near center stage when a theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark.
Superstition holds that a ghost light provides opportunity for the resident ghosts of the theater to perform onstage when everyone else has left for the night.
In 2018, renowned archivist Madge Cameron discovered a treasure trove deep in the dusty depths of her archive in San Francisco: a series of Art Deco tabletop theater lanterns with interchangeable slides produced in the 1930’s by Treadwell Press. These Ghost Light Theaters feature elaborately cut Art Deco facades, hand-applied pastel colors and an electric candlelight fitted inside. The theaters come with a choice of image sequence printed on handmade Japanese paper.
Treadwell Press is thrilled to be re-releasing these theaters in a limited quantity beginning in 2018. Each theater is handmade in every detail by Rachel Phillips.