Marquee of the Pantages Theatre, a legendary movie and vaudeville palace in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California.
Designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca, it was the last theater built by the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages. The palatial Art Deco theater opened on June 4, 1930, as part of the Pantages Theatre Circuit, which had been built on vaudeville. But the new Hollywood theater programmed first-run movies alternating through the day with vaudeville acts for its first two years. Like other theaters during the Great Depression, it was forced to economize and thereafter operated primarily as a movie theater, though live entertainment was presented occasionally.
Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2013.
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