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Loew's State: west on 7th

Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards (686 at last count!) includes this card looking west on 7th St. from Broadway. The theatre, a Weeks and Day design, opened in 1921. Note the second entrance on 7th St. -- it was in use until 1936. Playing at the State is "Dream of Love" with Joan Crawford. The card is based on a 1928 photo that's in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. 

This great 1940 postcard is again from Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards collection on Flickr.  The State is running "Dr. Kildare Goes Home." We're looking up 7th. -- you can see the Warner Theatre on the right at 7th and Hill. The Warner, designed by B. Marcus Priteca, had opened in 1920 as the Pantages.


A wonderful 1950s postcard view from Viewliner Ltd. It's on their post "Streets of LA." We get a glimpse of the "Warners" vertical down a block at 7th and Hill.  The State is running a reissue of "The Westerner" (1940) with Gary Cooper.

Another 50s view. Here we're looking west on 7th. The card above is from the now-vanished website Yesterday LA.

An early 60s look west on 7th on the Photos of Los Angeles Facebook page.The State was running "Ben Hur" (1959). This was not the roadshow engagement -- that was at the Egyptian in Hollywood.

See our pages on the State Theatre and the Warner Theatre for many more views both recent and vintage.

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