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Title
Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Designed by B. Marcus Priteca in the early 1930s, the theater's large scale and elaborate Art Deco design made it a prominent feature in the landscape of Beverly Hills, distinguished especially by its tall neon-lit tower sign. Sadly, "The Beverly" as it was last known, was razed in 1989 to make room for a parking lot.; Commissioned by Walker G. McCarty, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was designed by Walker and Eisen and built in the beaux-arts tradition in 1926. The hotel underwent a major renovation in 1991 at the cost of $65 million dollars. Today, the hotel offers 395 rooms, suites and cabanas, a Presidential suite, and a penthouse.
View of Wilshire Boulevard in the Beverly Hills business district. On the left is the Warner Beverly Hills Theatre, located at 9404 Wilshire Blvd; the marquee promotes "Virginia City" with Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, and Humphrey Bogart. Also seen are the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, further west on the boulevard (center), various shops, and the offices of California Bank.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print:b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00072199
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Beverly Hills-Streets-Wilshire
CARL0000077115
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115017
Subject
Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Warner Beverly Hills Theater
California Bank
Motion picture theaters--California--Beverly Hills
Marquees--California--Beverly Hills
Bank buildings--California--Beverly Hills
Office buildings--California--Beverly Hills
Stores & shops--California--Beverly Hills
Streets--California--Beverly Hills
Sidewalks--California--Beverly Hills
Pedestrians--California--Beverly Hills
Signs and signboards--California--Beverly Hills
Automobiles--California--Beverly Hills
Hotels--California--Beverly Hills
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Beverly Hills
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Beverly Hills
Lost architecture--California--Beverly Hills
Priteca, B. Marcus(Bernard Marcus)
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Walker & Eisen
Source
Slade, Milton.

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