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United Artists Theater mural in auditorium
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin financed the United Artists Theatre/Texaco Building located at 933 S. Broadway, which was completed in 1927 by architects Percy A. Walker & Albert R. Eisen with interior design by C. Howard Crane. The Spanish Gothic style building included an ornate 50-foot high "dummy tower" to circumvent the local height restriction of the time, and all of the offices were leased to the California Petroleum Co. In 1979 Texaco Oil moved operations to Wilshire Blvd. In 1991 the building was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument # 523. Dr. Gene Scott's University Cathedral leased the building until Greenfield Partners bought it in 2011 for conversion to an Ace Hotel.
Mural in the United Artists Theater auditorium, featuring Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford & Charlie Chaplin. Mural painted by Anthony Heinsbergen. (Horizontal view)
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Theaters-United Artists Theater.
Valentino, Rudolph,--1895-1926--Portraits
Fairbanks, Douglas,--1883-1939--Portraits
Pickford, Mary,--1892-1979--Portraits
Chaplin, Charlie,--1889-1977--Portraits
United Artists Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Murals--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Crane, C. Howard(Charles Howard),1885-1952
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Walker & Eisen

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