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Los Angeles Theatre: lobby - 1st balcony level

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The house left stairs from the main floor up to the 1st balcony lobby level. Thanks to Mike Hume for his 2017 photo. Visit his Historic Theatre Photography website for hundreds of great images of the theatres he's explored. Don't miss his page on the Los Angeles Theatre.



Ornament at the house left stairs. Photo: Bill Counter - 2016



The house left aisle to the boxes, organ chamber, and exit stairs. Photo: Bill Counter - 2016



Looking across the darkened lobby from house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2016



Looking in on the house left side of the 1st balcony with a bonus view of the terrific new carpet, a 2016 project. Thanks to Angelo Costa for his photo, one that appears in the Los Angeles Theatre set on the Angelo Costa Photography website. The carpet design was a joint project of Daelen Cory and Paul L'Esperance of L' Esperance Design, Sandra Costa of Sandra Costa Design Group and SDE Carpet Technology.



A peek toward the proscenium across the new carpet. Photo: Bill Counter - 2016



A detail of some of the plasterwork at the left center entrance to the 1st balcony. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The stairs into the house left cry room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



In the house left cry room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



A view from house right. Photo: Angelo Costa Photography - 2016 



A station of the house telephone system. Thanks to Don Solosan for his 2009 photo taken for the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. The LAHTF is active in promoting awareness of the historic theatres of Los Angeles and works toward their preservation. They frequently offer tours and sponsor other events related to historic preservation. www.lahtf.org | group Facebook page | official Facebook page



The ornament around one of the ceiling fixtures. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



A closer look at one of the ceiling fixtures. Thanks to Floyd B. Bariscale for his 2009 photo.  Check out his Big Orange Landmarks blog, his Los Angeles Theatre article and the photo set on Flickr.



A look in at the right center aisle. The 2016 photo by Angelo Costa appears on the Sandra Costa Design Group Facebook page as well as in the Los Angeles Theatre set on the Angelo Costa Photography website. 



The look of the lobby before the 2016 recarpeting project. Photo: Ȑoobik Boodaghians - 2013



A detail of the plaster cove around the perimeter of the lobby ceiling. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The house right end of the lobby with stairs up to the 2nd balcony. The door at the left goes to one of the two cry rooms. The lit archway at the center goes along the side of the balcony to the boxes, the right organ chamber, and exit stairs. Photo: Angelo Costa Photography - 2016. Thanks, Angelo!



The stairs into the house right cry room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013 



In the house right cry room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013

How about the lobby at 2nd balcony level? Well, there isn't one. The stairs at either end of this 1st balcony lobby go right up into the sides of the seating area at the 2nd balcony level.


1st balcony lobby vintage views:


A look down the lobby from house left. The draped openings on the right lead out to the landing at the top of the stairs in the grand lobby. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387269 - 1931. There's also a version of the photo in the Los Angeles Public Library collection.



A detail of of the section of the east wall. between the arches leading to the grand lobby. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387269 - 1931  



The house right stairs up to the 2nd balcony. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387266 - 1931



The stairs into the house right cry room. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387266 - 1931

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