Check out this wonderful 1946 view of elegance at the Palladium.
I came across it recently on Alison Martino's Vintage Los Angeles page on Facebook. Click on it to go to her full size version.
It's one of several new items on the Hollywood Palladium page. In particular check out a superb 1958 postcard from the collection of Cezar Del Valle and several 40s exteriors from the UCLA site "Remapping Hollywould."