Loew's State: early views
An early tinted postcard view of Loew's State in Cezar Del Valle's Theatre Talks collection. Here we don't have much in the way of a marquee on either side and no vertical signs yet. Perhaps the card was done from a drawing before the theatre opened. The theatre, designed by the firm of Weeks and Day, opened November 12, 1921 at 7th & Broadway, L.A.'s busiest intersection.
Another corner view a bit later, perhaps 1923. This lovely card from the Michelle Gerdes collection appeared on our Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page. Note that there are no readerboards yet on the second floor -- they'll be along soon. And that marquee with the single line of milk glass letters soon gets augmented. Check out the width of the canopy at the office building entrance -- later reduced in size.
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