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Know Your City No.96 Entrance to the Pilgrimage Play [Ford] Amphitheater Los Angeles, Calif
Date Created and/or Issued
February 21, 1956
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4713
ANSWER: Shown in the picture and framed by the trees that surround it is the entrance to the Pilgrimage Play amphitheater in a little canyon in Cahuenga Pass, just across the Hollywood Freeway from the Hollywood Bowl.
Pilgrimage Play Amphitheater was built specifically for Christine Wetherill Stevenson's Pilgrimage Play. The original theater burned down in 1929 and this concrete design was built in 1931. The theater was renamed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in 1978 in honor of the Los Angeles County Supervisor who served from 1934-1958.
KNOW YOUR CITY, NO.96 -- Down through the years, thousands of persons, natives and tourists alike, have been here. But chances are good that few of them will recognize it. Not in this light, anyway. See answer on Page 10, Part lll.
b&w negative
No linguistic content
Theaters--California--Los Angeles
Pilgrimage Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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