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Grauman's Million Dollar Theatre
The Million Dollar, opened by Sid Grauman in 1918 at 307 S. Broadway, was a fevered dream of A.C. Martin (the building designer) and William Lee Woollett (the designer of the theatre). The decorative influences range from the classical to strange folk tales to the wild west -- the front of the balcony originally had horned heads of cattle attached. This card is from the collection of Michelle Gerdes.
Another card from Michelle Gerdes showing the theatre in its early days with the vertical sign still reading "Grauman's." Thanks, Michelle!
There's lots more information about the building on our Million Dollar Theatre web pages.