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Easter Sunrise Service Hollywood Bowl
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank 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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The Hollywood Bowl (2301 N. 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 events 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.The first Easter Sunrise Service took place in 1921.
View from the stage looking out towards the audience, during the Easter Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl. Easter lilies and palm fronds can be seen, as well as the original wooden stage. The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Photograph dated 1923.
1 negative : safety ; 25 x 20 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
S-000-635 8x10
Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Historic buildings
Religious gatherings
Easter services
Flower arrangements
Mountains--California, Southern
Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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