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Pantages: main lounge areas

6233 Hollywood Blvd.  Los Angeles 90028  | map |

Pages about the Pantages Theatre: Pantages overview | street views 1929 to 1954 | street views 1955 to present | ticket lobby | 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 |

The Men's Lounge:


The main men's lounge is just down a few steps, nestled under the house right main lobby stairs. The area has been rebuilt to house additional toilets for the ladies in addition to still serving as the entrance to the men's toilet area. It's a 1930 Mott Studios photo, one of seventeen in the California State Library set # 001407732.



A detail of that fountain on the north wall of the lounge visible in the photo above. It's another Mott Studios photo in the California State Library set # 001407732.



Another men's lounge view -- an area of the room now occupied by an added ladies toilet area. It's a 1930 Mott Studios photo in the California State Library set # 001387214. There's also a version of the photo in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. Stairs back out to the lobby are behind us with another set out of the far right edge of the frame.



A closer look into the corner we see in the view above. The 1930 vintage Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library set # 001387250 .



The entrance door to the men's toilet area. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library set # 001387250. The Los Angeles Public Library also has a version of the photo.



Another wall detail in the smoking lounge. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library set # 001387250 . The photo is also in the Los Angeles Public Library collection.



The downsized men's lounge area. This wall was added to create a new ladies room in the space. We're looking south, the lobby is out of the frame to the right. Behind us is the entrance to the men's toilet area. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



A column capital detail. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The drinking fountain on the north wall of the lounge -- minus some of its plumbing and the decorative wall painting surrounding the tile. Thanks to Steve Shriver for the 2010 photo, one of 57 he has in his terrific Hollywood Pantages Theatre set on Flickr that he took during a LAHTF tour of the building.



The men's sink area. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The men's toilet area, looking south back toward the sinks. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



A detail of the tile border used in the men's toilet and sink areas. Thanks again to Steve Shriver for the photo, one from his Hollywood Pantages Theatre set on Flickr.


The Ladies Lounge:


The main ladies lounge at the house left (west) end of the lobby as it appeared in 1930. Stairs out to the lobby are out of the frame on the left on both ends of the room. The doorway that we see part of on the far right goes into the cosmetics room. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library set # 001387250.  The area we're looking toward is now occupied by a bar.



A detail of the ladies lounge furnishings. The 1930 Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library set # 001387250.



Another ladies lounge detail. We're looking into the southwest corner of the room. It's a Los Angeles Public Library photo. California State Library also has a version of the 1930 Mott Studios photo in their set # 001387250.



The ladies lounge, now with a bar added. We're looking in from the south side. The doorway leads to the ladies cosmetics room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The bar and the doorway to the ladies cosmetics room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The line. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



A wall panel detail. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The bar. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



An ornament detail. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



A column capital. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



A flamingo panel on the east wall of the lounge. Thanks to Mike Hume for the 2017 photo. Visit his Historic Theatre Photography site for tech info and hundreds of great photos of the theatres he's explored in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Don't miss his page on the Pantages.



Another view of the flamingo. Thanks to Sandi Hemmerlein for her photo. It's one of many great views with "The Last of Pantages' Vaudeville Palaces," her 2017 Avoiding Regret photo essay.



A peek back out to the lobby. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017


The cosmetics room:


The room in 1930. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library set # 001387250. It also appears in the AMPAS Tom B'hend-Preston Kaufmann Collection.



A peek in toward the mirrors from the lounge. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017


 
Another look through the doorway. Photo: Mike Hume - Historic Theatre Photography - 2017



Thanks to Steve Shriver for his photo of his wife Marianne at one of the famous mirrors. It's a 2010 photo included in his great 57 photo Hollywood Pantages set on Flickr. The toilet and sink area is off to the right.



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



Looking in toward the sinks. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017 



The toilet stalls opposite the sinks. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



The view back out through the lounge and into the main lobby. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017

Pages about the Pantages Theatre:
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