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Pantages: street views 1955 to present


1950s - Thanks to Bill Gabel for this fine view looking west from his collection. It was a post of his on Photos of Los Angeles.



1956 - A Richard Wojcik collection view on the non-public Facebook group Mid Century Modern Los Angeles giving us a vista west toward the theatre.  Thanks, Richard!



1956 - A Richard Wojcik collection photo on the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles. In this September shot we're looking east toward Hollywood and Vine.

Also from 1956:  Academy Awards - Los Angeles Public Library | Academy Awards from above - Photos of Los Angeles |



1958 -  A view added to the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page by Steve Piotrowski. "Seven Hills of Rome" was released in January 1958. Thanks, Steve!



1958 - A Life Magazine photo of the 30th Academy Awards presentation appearing on Google/Life Images. Thanks to BifRayRock on Noirish Los Angeles for the find.  The Los Angeles Public Library  also has a photo from a similar vantage point -- plus there are many more of the Academy Awards if  you care to browse the Library's website.



1958 - A wider angle Life photo of the Academy Awards. It's on Google/Life Images where you can also browse thousands more photos in the Life Photo Archive.  Thanks to Noirish Los Angeles contributor BifRayRock for the find -- it's on his Noirish post #40489 where he also has a third view of he event.



1959 - A look at the 31st Academy Awards. It's a photo in the UCLA L.A. Times Photo Collection.



1959 - Another view of  the 31st Academy Awards at the Pantages. It's a photo that appears on the site epnet.com.



1959 - A 31st Academy Awards photo in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. It's a Herald Examiner photo that popped up on the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles.



1959 - A fine view east toward the Pantages from Hollywood & Vine. Thanks to Mr. Ethereal Reality who put it on his Noirish Los Angeles post #25007.  It's a slide he found advertised on eBay.



1959 - A street view during a Christmas parade that appeared on Ed Fuentes' blog [view] from a loft. The photo is from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The photo has also been seen on Vintage Los Angeles.



1960 - A lovely photo on Vintage Los Angeles from the Richard Wojcik collection taken during the run of "Bells Are Ringing."



1960 - Thanks to Sean Ault for sending along this great photo from his collection. Richard Wojick also had a post of it on Vintage Los Angeles.



1960 - A Los Angeles Public Library photo giving us a look at the vertical sign with the neon added for "Spartacus."



1963 - The opening of "Cleopatra" at the Pantages. It's an L.A. Times photo in the UCLA L.A. Times Photographs Collection.



1963 - A December "Cleopatra" shot on Vintage Los Angeles from the collection of Richard Wojcik. Note the added neon on the vertical. Thanks, Richard!



1964 - Looking east on Hollywood Blvd. with "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" and "Divorce Italian Style" on the marquee. The film on the billboard, "The Pawnbroker," was a 1964 release  Thanks to Alison Martino on Flickr for the photo. The photo also appears on the 2009 "Vintage Los Angeles" post on the Neat Stuff Blog.



c.1964 - A lovely view from the Jon Fisher collection on the Facebook page of the non-public group Mid Century Modern. We're looking east on Hollywood Blvd. toward Vine St.



1965 - A fine look east on taken looking out the front of a bus. Thanks to Alison Martino on Vintage Los Angeles for the photo.



1966 - A bus windshield view looking east on Hollywood Blvd. with the Admiral/Vine Theatre on the left and the Pantages down the street. Thanks to The Kingsley Collection for the photo. It appears in their album Classic Los Angeles which features photos from the estate of Barbara Harlen.



1966 - Thanks to Warren Beckerman for this shot he took. On the billboard: "Not With My Wife You Don't," a November 1966 release. The billboard also tells that it's no longer an RKO-Stanley Warner house. It says "Pacific's Pantages."



1960s - A smoggy view looking east from Hollywood and Vine added to the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page by Steve Piotrowski.



1972 - "Lady Sings The Blues" at the Pantages. Thanks to Ken McIntyre for the photo, a post of his on Photos of Los Angeles.



1973 - A look across the street from William Malin on Vintage Los Angeles. He and his father, in the photo, were headed to the movies.



1970s - Thanks to Kolchak Ans for this vertical shot. Note that it says "Pacific" at the top. It's from his post on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles.



1976 - Looking east on Hollywood Blvd. in a view Ken McIntyre found for Photos of Los Angeles. We get a bit of the Pantages below us and the Music Box (then called the Pix) down the street.



1979 - A vista looking east on Vintage Los Angeles from the collection of Richard Wojcik. Thanks, Richard! The photo is from the BRC Photography Collection.



1979 -  "Live On Stage." Thanks to Ken McIntyre on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles for this "King and I" view.



1980 -  A peek at the end of the marquee during the run of "The Bravados," a June release. Thanks to  diligent theatre sleuth Sean Ault for sending along the this peek at the trendy crowd on Hollywood Blvd.



1981 - Looking west at the Pantages in a view on Vintage Los Angeles from the Richard Wojcik collection.  The stage production "Annie" is playing.



1987 - A William Reagh photo in the California State Library collection taken during the run of "Me And My Girl."



2001 - A "Lion King" shot on Vintage Los Angeles from the collection of Brad Adams. Thanks, Brad!



2005 - The Pantages playing the musical "White Christmas." It's a Skip Bolen photo from his Los Angeles at Night album on Facebook.  Thanks, Skip!



2009 - A look up at the Pantages neon by Ken McIntyre on Photos of Los Angeles.



2010 - Thanks to Don Solosan for this facade view, appearing on the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation Facebook page.



2010 - A fine vertical sign shot by Don Solosan on the LAFTF Facebook page. Thanks, Don!



2013 - A look up the length of the Pantages vertical from atop the marquee on Vintage Los Angeles from Howard Nugent, then the master electrician at the theatre.



2013 - The Pantages running "The Wizard of Oz." No, this wasn't the 3-D IMAX film version -- but that was up the street at the Chinese at the same time. This was an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the 1939 film. Photo: Bill Counter



2015 - The view west from the Pantages toward Hollywood & Vine. Thanks to Howard Nugent for his photo. Now retired, at the time he took the photo he was the master electrician at the Pantages. The photo originally appeared as a post on the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page.



2015 - "Holiday Trees," a December 2015 Pantages Blog post included this great look down the vertical.


 
2015 - Christmas decorations going up. It's a photo from the "Holiday Trees" post on the Pantages Blog.



2015 - A lovely night view looking west. Thanks to the Pantages for the terrific photos. See the "Holiday Trees" post for more photos of the Christmas decorating action -- and a video.



2016 - "Marquee," a January post on the Pantages Blog includes many vintage photos as well as several views of the LED panels retrofitted into the 1930 structure. Here we get a peek inside. See the post for a fine tour.



2016 - Thanks to Shawn Dudley for this December look down from the W Hotel. It was a post on  Photos of Los Angeles. In the background we get the lights atop Capitol Records.

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