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Title
Alex Theatre, exterior
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1969
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
Exterior view of the Alex Theatre (originally known as the Alexander Theatre) located on Brand Avenue in Glendale. The film "Popi" with Alan Arkin and a "Great Back to School Show" are advertised on the marquee. Designed by architects Charles R. Selkirk and Arthur G. Lindley with an emphasis on Greek and Egyptian motifs, it opened its doors as a Vaudeville and motion picture house in 1925. In 1940 by S. Charles Lee added the 100 foot tall Art Deco tower. Included in Lee's design were the three-sided marquee, outdoor ticketing kiosk, and the decorative terrazzo floor crested in bright tropical colors.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :color
Photographic prints
Identifier
00014441
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Glendale-Theaters-Alex.
CARL0000064980
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/86684
Subject
Alex Theatre (Glendale, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Glendale
Marquees--California--Glendale
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Glendale
Lee, S. Charles
Selkirk, Charles R
Lindley, Arthur G
Glendale (Calif.)

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