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The Wiltern Theatre

As with the 1926 El Capitan, G. Albert Lansburgh here was again teamed with Morgan, Walls & Clements, but for a different owner and in a different time. MW&C did the extraordinary turquoise clad Pellissier Building, the theatre was Lansburgh's. Unlike the earlier Spanish revival El Capitan, this was the time for something quite different: art deco had arrived.  The photo is a 1931 Mott Studios view from the California State Library. See the Wiltern Theatre page for more views inside and out. Once slated for the wrecking ball, this landmark at 3900 Wilshire is now a concert venue.

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