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April 2010

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Friday, April 30, 2010 That Old Theater

Marquee at the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) - Friday, April 30, 2010, "Chicago"

The end of the week, the end of the month the end and a Friday afternoon at the old Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). It opened on June 4, 1930. These days it's where you go to see those touring companies do Broadway shows, late, with the second string. Right now it's "Chicago." But the place is still 1930 Art Deco the architect was B. Marcus Priteca. Of course it's showing its age.

In 1949, Howard Hughes acquired the Pantages and moved his personal offices to the building's second floor. He's long gone. From 1949 through 1959, it hosted the annual Academy Award Ceremonies, the Oscars. At that last Oscar show "Gigi" won most everything, and Maurice Chevalier got the Honorary Award, for outlasting everyone else. At the time he was living a few blocks west in Whitley Heights.

Talking Heads' 1984 concert film "Stop Making Sense" was shot here. That's always good advice.

Mural at the rear of the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Mural at the rear of the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Mural at the rear of the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Mural at the rear of the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Mural at the rear of the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
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Credit where credit is due

Mural at the rear of the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard)
Marquee at the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) - Friday, April 30, 2010, "Chicago"

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto. The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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