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El Rey Theatre, Miracle Mile
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Pacheco, Robert
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 200-
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Designed by Clifford Balch, this Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style theater, which has been a live music venue since 1994, is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
Photographer's caption reads, "The first Saturday night of May 2001 was Andy Warhol - Club Makeup - night at the El Rey Theater [sic] (1928). By midnight the capacity crowd of heavily made up, tattooed, bouffant hair-do's, bell-bottomed, cross-dressed, transsexual, and leather clad, shaggy, white-haired Andy Warhol look-alikes have all gone into the theater. Practically alone on Wilshire Boulevard, a couple spend an intimate moment before rejoining the retro crowd for a reputed outrageous show performed by makeup musical director Xander Smith and the Makeup house band, "The Gutter Gangster All-Stars.""
1 photographic print :b&w ;32 x 22 cm. on sheet 36 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Couples--California--Los Angeles
Marquees--California--Los Angeles
Neon signs--California--Los Angeles
Theaters--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Miracle Mile (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs
Night photographs
Balch, Clifford A
Time Period

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