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Gala Guild Theater opening
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Valley Theatre, later renamed the Valley Guild Theatre, opened in 1938 at 5161 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood; it has since been demolished.
Photograph caption dated April 21, 1955 reads "Officials of Fox West Coast celebrating the opening of the New Valley Guild Theater last night were, left to right, Vaughn Taylor, manager of the Valley Guild Theater; Ernest 'Doc' Sloan, Van Nuys Theater manager; Fred Glass, district manager; Dick Mason, manager of the La Reina Theater; Ralph Wilson, manager of the Studio City Theater; and Lee Wentz, manager of the El Portal Theater. Under a new policy, the theater will show art films from all over the world." "Mr. Hulot's Holiday" was the featured picture attraction of the event.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
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Valley Times Collection
Valley Guild Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
Marquees--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Neon signs--California--Los Angeles
Handshaking--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Valley Times Collection photographs
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