The fabled Pink Palace – Clarence Saunders’ beloved 1922 “Cla-Le-Clare” mansion and Memphis institution since 1930 – is set to reopen Saturday, December 8th after a two-year renovation and an over four-year reimagining effort.
Under the expert guidance of Caroline Mitchell Carrico, Supervisor of Exhibits and Graphics Services, StoryBoard Memphis got a sneak-peek tour of the mansion this past week. Here are some highlights.
Parts of this story were preceded by the December print issue of StoryBoard Memphis.
Mark Fleischer is the founder and executive director of StoryBoard Memphis. The Orpheum’s Forgotten History was originally published as a front-page feature in StoryBoard’s former print edition in November of 2018. This summer-long online series expands from the confines of print and features more in-depth stories and analysis, never-before published interviews and stories, and recorded interviews from the participants who brought the vintage palace back to life.