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Pantages: main lounge 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 photo 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 photo 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 photo 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 photo set #001387250.



The entrance door to the men's toilet area. The Mott Studios photo is in the California State Library photo 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 photo 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 photo 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 photo 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 photo 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 ladies cosmetics room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



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



Another view of the panel. Above us are the west stairs to the balcony.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2017



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



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



This noirish look at the cosmetics room in the main ladies lounge area appears with an October 2015 post on the Pantages blog titled "The Eternal House Staff." And by eternal that they mean a discussion of various ghosts said to haunt the theatre.



Thanks to Steve Shriver for his photo of his wife Marianne at one of the famous mirrors in 2010. It's a photo appearing in his great 57 photo Hollywood Pantages set on Flickr.



Another cosmetics room view taken c.2007 by K. Safer. It appeared on the now-vanished photo hosting site Webshots.



Thanks to the Pantages blog for this view from the cosmetics room into the sink area appearing on the Pantages blog post "The Eternal House Staff."

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