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Earl Carroll: Souvenir photo from Marlaine Hysell's collection. On the left: Marlaine Hysell's dad, John A. Quinn Wilson and her grandmother, Lillie Riemann Quinn Wilson. On the right: her step sister and a date.
Earl Carroll: Rear of the photo folder
Cinerama Dome: Inspecting the theatre's original Ampex 6/4/1 sound system. The article is from the Boxoffice magazine issue of February 10, 1964.
Egyptian Theatre - A 1923 postcard from the collection of Brian Michael McCray.
Egyptian Theatre - An October 17, 1926 L.A. Times article about the coming of Vitaphone.
Egyptian Theatre - An October 19, 1926 L.A. Times ad.
Egyptian Theatre - An October 20, 1926 L.A. Times ad.
Egyptian Theatre - An October 21, 1926 L.A. Times article about the coming of Vitaphone.
Egyptian Theatre - An October 25, 1926 L.A. Times ad.
Egyptian Theatre - An October 28, 1926 L.A. Times ad.
Egyptian Theatre: Inside the October 27, 1926 program for the Vitaphone version of "Don Juan" from the University of Exeter Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.
Egyptian Theatre: A page from the August 20 souvenir program from the premiere of the silent version of "Don Juan." It was once on Cinema Treasures.
Egyptian Theatre - United Artists Theatre Circuit gave the Egyptian a major renovation in 1950. "Few Touches Necessary in Brightening The Famous Egyptian Theatre - Reconciling The Pharoahs To '50" headlined a Boxoffice article on page 124 of the March 4, 1950 issue.
Egyptian Theatre: Part one of a January 29, 1969 Motion Picture Herald Article about the D-150 remodel
Egyptian Theatre: Part two of a January 29, 1969 Motion Picture Herald Article about the D-150 remodel
Egyptian Theatre: A December 1982 view from American Classic Images.
El Centro Theatre: An article about the building's 1946 reopening as the Circle Theatre.
Filmarte: An April 1967 article about National General not wanting the Kaleidoscope club operation in the Filmarte. Thanks to Ken McIntyre for the find, on Photos of Los Angeles.
Filmarte: An April 1928 article in the Times.
Filmarte: The opening ad in the Times May 1928. Thanks to Ken McIntyre for these on Photos of Los Angeles.