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The Earl Carroll Theatre, located at 6230 Sunset Blvd. just off Vine St., opened its doors on December 26, 1938. The glamorous 1,000-seat supper club-theater was designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann, the interior was designed by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, and it was built at an estimated cost of $500,000. Earl Carroll's theater-restaurant was famed not only for having "the most beautiful girls in the world" pass through its portals, but also for its lavish musical comedy shows played out on a massive 60-foot-wide double revolving stage and staircase, as well as for swings that could be lowered from the ceiling. The theater was sold in 1948, following the untimely deaths of owner, impresario and showman Earl Carroll, and his constant companion, showgirl Beryl Wallace; both perished in the June 17, 1948 crash of United Airlines Flight 624 at Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. The theater has continued to operate under different names such as: "Moulin Rouge" (1950s); "Hullabaloo" (early 1960s); "Aquarius Theatre" (late 1960s); and "Nickelodeon Theater" (1990s), etc. As of September 2007, the City of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Board has worked to asure that the theater, considered to be an important American institution, is protected. Photograph caption dated October 5, 1959 reads, "TV star Jack Bailey greets two Valley Times newspaper carriers, Jim Aurit of North Hollywood, left, and Dick Hawes of Reseda. Boys were among 800 carriers attending NBC-TV's first annual 'Newspaper King For A Day' show, honoring nation's newspaper boys at Moulin Rouge in Hollywood."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
Bailey, Jack Moulin Rouge (Nightclub : Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times (Firm) Valley Times (Firm)--Employees Newspaper carriers--California--Los Angeles Young men--California--Los Angeles Television programs--United States Actors--United States Nightclubs--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs