A deco icon in our midst… Designed by Morgan, Walls, & Clements and opened as the Warner Bros. Western Theater in 1931. Now it’s known as the Wiltern:
Did I mention tomorrow is story Sunday? A petite tale about a first time director… Hope you drop by, V
One of the great movie palaces in L.A. BTW, I once worked as a projectionist at one of her sister theaters.
And, I think Carol Burnett was an usher at a Warner Bros. theater when she was in college. On Hollywood Blvd.?
Huntington Park. Another sibling Warner theater still standing is the one in San Pedro.
Torn down, that’s a shame, sorry to hear it — I hope they didn’t replace it with a mini-mall. Good night sir and I look forward to seeing your blog tomorrow when I’m not so bleary eyed.
I really think American architecture has been going downhill since 1945. Look at that photo of that building! Imagine something that detailed and innovative and imaginative; joyous but respectful; imagine that going up today. Even the old advertising signs are higher quality.
I know! In the eighties I remember looking around at all the mini-malls and thinking we were turning into a city of disposable architecture.
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