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The Avalon Theatre

An early postcard view of the Avalon harbor on Catalina Island before the construction of the Casino Building by William Wrigley. Thanks to Brent Dickerson for the card, appearing in Part 3 of his Catalina story on his epic "A Visit To Old Los Angeles & Environs." This chapter has an amazing collection of early Catalina views. At the bottom of the page are links to other chapters.

A look at the Casino Building, with the theatre downstairs and a ballroom upstairs, from the Penny Postcards from California collection.

Thanks to Brian Michael McCray for this fine postcard of the Casino Building from his collection.

A proscenium view card from the collection of Brooklyn-based theatre historian Cezar Del Valle. See his Theatre Talks site for more of his collection. He also has a Theatre Talks blogspot page. Thanks, Cezar!

A postcard detailing the backwall of the theatre from the collection of Hank Zaletel. It's a post of his on Cinema Treasures.

And if you're curious about a closer view of some of that backwall mural by John Gabriel Beckman, here's a card from the extensive collection of Michelle Gerdes. Thanks, Michelle!

If you'd like to see other views of the theatre, visit our page on the Avalon Theatre.

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