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Getting in the "grove"
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Architect Samuel B. Bird designed the 1925 Spanish Colonial Revival style El Patio Ballroom, which could house up to 10,000 patrons. The amusement center, located at 245 South Vermont Avenue was later known as the Rainbow Gardens and finally the Palomar. The building burned down on October 2, 1939.
Photo shows two dancers "getting in the grove" to the red hot notes of the orchestra, as others watch. The orchestra opened to a record crowd at the Palomar. Photograph dated April 20, 1939.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8022-Jitterbug.
Palomar (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Swing (Music)--California--Los Angeles
Jitterbug (Dance)--California--Los Angeles
Ballrooms--California--Los Angeles
Dance--California--Los Angeles
Dancers--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Bird, Samuel B

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