Mitch Deutsch was an important factor in the formative days of the Save the Fox movement: as a Georgia Tech architecture student, he was mentored by Professor Pat Connell, who along with Joe Patten and my father Robert L. Foreman, Jr., created Atlanta Landmarks, Inc. in late 1974.
Mitch served as a volunteer, historian, and he worked for Landmarks when the Fox reopened in the fall of 1975 serving under manager Ted Stevens in a front-of-house capacity. He is pictured here following a performance, relaxing in the first "star dressing room," which he helped to create.
Perhaps Mitch Deutsch' greatest contribution was, along with fellow Tech student Ray Spurlin, the photographing of the theatre in 1974 when it was still a movie house. They took hundreds of slides to document the facility in detail, thereby creating a permanent record should the house be demolished, which at that time was a clear possibility.
In the fall of 1975, prior to the theatre's reopening as a legit house, Mitch wrote this essay for a Tech assignment, and it is reproduced here with his kind permission.
The excitement of the time rings through in his writing, because like all of the true believers, Mitch was overjoyed that the future of the Fox had been secured, however tentatively. He did his part, and he did it well.
Photographs of many of the Peachtree mansions mentioned herein can seen here.