Callier-Scollard Violins
Craig Scollard

50 E. Green St. Suite 142
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-2870

Mon, Tue, Wed 10:00-1:00.
Thu, Fri, Sat 2:00 to 5:00

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Comments (1)
original owner
# 1
Friday, 22 April 2011 11:02
Lenore Schlimmer
I heard that Frank made a violin for Jack Benny & wonder if you can verify. Also that Frank made a pocket sized violin & case for a world renowned customer(don't know who). The violinist was delighted gave Frank 2 tickets to his next performance & then introduced Frank to the audience. I would like to know if there is anyway to verify this information & if you know who the violinist was & what happened to miniature violin & case.Thank you.
Sincerely, Lenore Schlimmer
Pocket Violin
Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:34
Robert May
Lenore,
I am one of Frank Callier's great-grandsons (Franks youngest daughter Irene, is my mother's mother). My grandmother mentioned the violin that could fold up and be put into a pocket, many times when I was a child. But I never saw it, or even a picture. She might have seen it when she visited her dad or he might have just told her about it. I know she thought it was pretty neat that he made such a thing.
I never heard about a violin for Jack Benny.
Follow up
Monday, 22 April 2013 13:58
Robert May
I asked my Mom if she knew anything about this. She is quite sure the folding violin was for David Rubinoff. She said there was an article in the paper about it, but we don't seem to have that article. She said Rubinoff was paranoid about his violins being stolen. That's the reason for the folding voilin, so he could hide it. He was also so afraid of his stradivarius being stolen, even while he was carrying it, that he had it hand-cuffed to his arm.

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