Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
LOST PASADENA – THE FENYES MANSION
PANTAGES – ART DECO – MAIN LOBBY
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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.
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…
Still spectacular. Even after all these years later.
Yes! And… currently playing, “West Side Story”.
Oh, that building is magnificent, such stunning design and construction. Thank Gosh it’s still standing, and still “living”.
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.
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.
🙂 Thank you!
Why Ms V
We are in the belly of an art deco baroque whale.
The Perfumed Dandy
Zowie! You are so right… Dandy, once again you have opened my eyes.
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.
It’s very much in use and very busy, I’m happy to report.
An Art Deco Baroque whale.What a very good description.Ah to be a Jonah in such a whale.
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.
Ah, that’s a mystery beyond my ken. We’ll have to make a visit to the Pantages theater Gods and ask.
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 !
“I’ve never seen such splendor at any opening!” Thank you, Lanier xox, V
xoxoxo they really did it up right back then.
It is swanky!
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