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Title
Wilshire Theatre
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1978
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Looking south across Wilshire Boulevard towards the marquee and entrance of the Wilshire Theatre, designed by S. Charles Lee and built between 1928-1930. This classic Art Deco structure, located at 8440 Wilshire, originally operated under the Fox theater chain and includes a 2,500 seat auditorium, a tower with residential and office space (no longer used), and commercial space on the ground floor. Two boutiques are shown occupying the storefronts.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00090564
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b16_f4_i19
CARL0004989893
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121905
Subject
Wilshire Theatre (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Beverly Hills
Marquees--California--Beverly Hills
Neon signs--California--Beverly Hills
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Beverly Hills
Storefronts--California--Beverly Hills
Stores & shops--California--Beverly Hills
Clothing stores--California--Beverly Hills
Shoe stores--California--Beverly Hills
Streets--California--Beverly Hills
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Slides
Lee, S. Charles
Time Period
1971-1980

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