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  1. April 11, 2013

    Architecture of this type always make me think of the structure as one huge living, breathing being, with a spine, ribs, arteries and a great pulsating heart at the center, while all the people going through are like the blood in its veins.

    • April 11, 2013

      That in one hell of an apt description, Madame Muse! Remind me to tell you the closest I ever came to a supernatural experience and it was all about the architecture…

  2. April 11, 2013

    Still spectacular. Even after all these years later.

    • April 11, 2013

      Yes! And… currently playing, “West Side Story”.

  3. George Kaplan
    April 11, 2013

    Oh, that building is magnificent, such stunning design and construction. Thank Gosh it’s still standing, and still “living”.

    • April 11, 2013

      And, the inside is so much more interesting than the exterior – but that’s the way all theaters are… except some pretty *amazing* ancient amphitheaters… and the Hollywood Bowl.

  4. George Kaplan
    April 11, 2013

    True-hoo. I’ll look up the Pantages’ interior. I wonder what the inspiration for the Hollywood Bowl’s design was? I’ll look that up too. Like many ancient ampitheatres the location lends er piquancy and spectacle.

  5. George Kaplan
    April 11, 2013

    🙂 Thank you!

  6. April 11, 2013

    Why Ms V
    We are in the belly of an art deco baroque whale.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • April 11, 2013

      Zowie! You are so right… Dandy, once again you have opened my eyes.

  7. April 11, 2013

    I am so very pleased to hear that it is not only still standing,but still in use.Its always sad when one reads that some amazing structure is no more,about to be torn down or has been torched by arsonists.

    • April 11, 2013

      It’s very much in use and very busy, I’m happy to report.

  8. April 11, 2013

    An Art Deco Baroque whale.What a very good description.Ah to be a Jonah in such a whale.

  9. April 11, 2013

    Dandy cracks me up!! I love him! Why on earth can’t people continue to design and build gorgeous things like this anymore? We have greater technology and means and yet our present day architecture is crap next to this. It baffles me.

    • April 11, 2013

      Ah, that’s a mystery beyond my ken. We’ll have to make a visit to the Pantages theater Gods and ask.

  10. April 14, 2013

    The great Panteges was home to the Oscars in the 1950’s, Judy Garland’s A Star Is Born, The King And I,and Cleopatra all premiered there…I’ll get some links for you !

    • April 15, 2013

      “I’ve never seen such splendor at any opening!” Thank you, Lanier xox, V

      • April 16, 2013

        xoxoxo they really did it up right back then.

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