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The Shrine Auditorium

The Shrine Auditorium, in the USC area at 665 W. Jefferson, opened in 1926. The building itself, a replacement for an earlier one damaged by fire, was designed by John C. Austin and A. M. Edelman. But the vast tent-like auditorium that was the main attraction, was by G. Albert Lansburgh.  The 1926 photo by Keystone Photo Service is in the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library. See our Shrine Auditorium page for many more views.

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  1. My remember my first visits to this grand auditorium. They were field trips during my elementary school years (LAUSD) to see plays and operas there. The matinee performances were specifically for schools participating. All the yellow buses lined up delivering kids for their first exposure to these arts was quite something. It's where I first saw Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and it's still a wonderful venue.