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Pantages: balcony lobby and lounge areas


A 1930 Mott Studios view looking back into the main lobby from the mezzanine lounge area house right. It's one of seventeen photos in the California State Library photo set #001387249.



A 1930 Mott Studios house right mezzanine lounge photo in the California State Library photo set #001387246. We're up one flight of stairs from the main lobby. There's a similar space on the opposite end of the lobby. Stairs up to the balcony are out of the frame to the left.



Another Mott Studios mezzanine lounge view in the California State Library photo set #001387246.  See the set for several more similar photos.



A mezzanine lounge furniture detail. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387250.



More mezzanine lounge furniture. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387250.



The view down from the balcony landing  house right. Down at the mezzanine level, the stairs to the main lobby are off to the right. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387246.



The balcony promenade as viewed from house right. This is up a flight of stairs from the balcony landing level that has the lounges (men house right, ladies house left) and serves the balcony crossaisle. The doors on the right at this level enter the top of the balcony. Down the promenade there are vistas out to the main lobby through openings on the left. The 1930 Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387246.



The men's smoking lounge at the balcony landing level house right. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387250.  The photo also appears in the Los Angeles Public Library collection.



Another men's lounge view. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387250. It's also in the Los Angeles Public Library collection.



A men's lounge detail. It's a Mott Studios photo in the California State Library photo set #001387214



A bit of furniture along the balcony promenade. It's a 1930 photo in the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library.  The Mott Studios photo also appears in the California State Library photo set #001387246.



A 1930 Mott Studios view looking up from the balcony landing house left toward the balcony promenade. It's in the California State Library's photo set #001387249.



A peek into the ladies lounge at the balcony landing level on the house left side. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387250. The Los Angeles Public Library also has a copy of the photo.



A wider view beyond the curtains into the ladies lounge. The 1930 Mott Studios photo is in the California State library photo set #001387247.



Another balcony ladies lounge view. The 1930 Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387250.  The photo also appears in the Los Angeles Public Library collection.



The balcony level ladies cosmetics room. The photo is in the Los Angeles Public Library collection.  The 1930 Mott Studios photo is also in the California State Library photo set #001387214



A furniture detail in the balcony ladies cosmetics room. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo set #001387250.



The lobby from the top of the stairs house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


The mezzanine level lounge house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


A detail of one of the wall sconces. Thanks to Mike Hume for the 2016 photo from his Facebook page Historic Theatre Photography. You can see more of his work on the Historic Theatre Photography section of his website.
 


The stairs up to to the balcony landing. At the top the door to the right gets you into the men's room. Straight ahead is the tunnel to the house right side of the balcony crossaisle.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


The tunnel to the house right side of the balcony. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


 A look back down to the mezzanine level lounge. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017

 

A view from the promenade down to the balcony landing and the men's room entrance. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


Into the men's room. This had once been a larger men's smoking lounge. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


 The men's toilet and sink areas. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


From the balcony landing a look up to the promenade at the rear of the balcony. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



 A bit of promenade wall decoration on the stairs. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017
 


A lobby chandelier as viewed from the balcony promenade. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The promenade from the house left end. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



Another view down into the lobby. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The promenade ceiling.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



A ceiling detail by Albert Domasin on Flickr. It's one of 53 photos in his 2010 LAHTF Pantages Tour set. Thanks, Albert!



Another peek out to the lobby through grillework on the stairs from promenade level down to the balcony landing. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The house left stairs from the balcony landing up to the promenade. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The ladies room entrance on the balcony landing house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The tunnel to the house left balcony crossaisle. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



Thanks to Albert Domasin for this balcony landing fixture detail on Flickr. Check out all 53 photos in his 2010 LAHTF Pantages Tour set.



A look down from the balcony landing toward the mezzanine level lounge house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



A lobby view descending the stairs. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017 



The house left stairs up to the balcony landing. The door at left is the ladies room, straight ahead is the tunnel to the house left side of the balcony. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017  



A view from the west side of the lounge house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The bar at mezzanine level lounge house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017 



 On the house left stairs up from the lobby.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2017

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