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Pantages: entrance vestibule

The entrance vestibule is a largely-overlooked very ornately decorated space sandwiched between the entrance doors (on the right) and the main lobby (off to the left). This Mott Studios 1930 view is in the California State Library photo set #001407732.

A bit dressier this time with a photo and some flowers added. The 1930 Mott Studios photo is one of fourteen views in the California State Library's photo set #001387245.

The entrance vestibule looking west -- Hollywood Blvd. is off to the left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017

Thanks to Ken McIntyre for his 2009 detail of the plasterwork above a set of exit doors. He had it as a post on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles.

Another view of the ceiling. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017 

The ceiling as we look east. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017 


The ceiling's restored plasterwork following the work in 2000. Thanks to Amy Higgins for the photo from her website Her dazzling work on the Nederlander restoration of the theatre while working with Evergreene Architectural Arts included plaster restoration, decorative painting and gold leaf work. See her Pantages Hollywood page for more illustrations of her work on the project.

Pages about the Pantages:
| Pantages overview | street views 1929 to 1954 | street views 1955 to present | ticket lobby | back to top - entrance vestibule | main lobby | main lounges | main floor inner lobby | balcony lobby and lounge areas | vintage auditorium views | recent auditorium views | backstage | booth | support areas |

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