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Concert at Hollywood Bowl
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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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The Hollywood Bowl (2301 North Highland Avenue) is the largest natural amphitheatre in the United States. The Theatre Arts Alliance purchased 59 acres in Bolton Canyon in 1919 and started holding event in Daisy Dell. In 1924 the land was deeded to the County of Los Angeles. In 1926, Myron Hunt designed the seating area of the Bowl, which remains today, and an arched proscenium by Allied Architects was up for the season. Lloyd Wright designed a wooden pyramid shell in 1927, and a series of concentric half ellipsis that were not weather proof in 1928. The next year Engineers Elliott, Bowen and Walz built the iconic concentric semicircle shell. George Stanley designed the 1940 fountain featuring a granite statue of the Muse of Music. Architect Frank Gehry installed cardboard tubes to improve the acoustics in 1970, replacing them ten years later with hollow fiberglass spheres. In 1983 the Hollywood Bowl was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2003 Hodgetts + Fung Design Associates and Gruen Associates built a new shell and the 1929 shell was demolished.
An evening concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Hollywood-Hollywood Bowl-Events; S-003-675 4x5; N-000-401.2 8x10
Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Concerts--California--Los Angeles
Audiences--California--Los Angeles
Amphitheaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Night photographs
Wright, Lloyd,1890-1978
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
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