Architecture Du Jour: Los Angeles’s Pantages Theatre

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

pantagesheaderAs I implied earlier, this past weekend I was at the Pantages Theatre to see the touring company production of Book of Mormon. As wonderful and hilarious as the show was, it was almost upstaged by the venue itself, an Art Deco marvel designed by Scottish architect B. Marcus Priteca. Here are some shots I took before, during, and after the show.


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6 Responses to Architecture Du Jour: Los Angeles’s Pantages Theatre

  1. j3morecharacters says:

    It exudes wealth.


    • Relevant quote about the architect from Wikipedia:

      “Pantages is said to have liked Priteca as a theater architect for his ability to create the appearance of opulence within a less-than-opulent budget. ‘Any damn fool,’ Pantages is quoted as saying, ‘Can make a place look like a million dollars by spending a million dollars, but it’s not everybody who can do the same thing with half a million.'”


  2. That’s some highly psychedelic stuff, these hard-headed men of times past made.


  3. j3morecharacters says:

    They were giants. Also worth looking at:


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