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Theatre of Arts
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Laskey, Anne
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Exterior of the Theatre of Arts, located at 4128 Wilshire Boulevard, seen with two billboards. This is the oldest training school for actors in Los Angeles. It began in 1927 as the Ben Bard Playhouse on Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, then became Max Reinhardt Theatre Workshop, then Geller Theatre Workshop. In the late-1950s, Valmar Oleska purchased the school and changed the name to Theatre of Arts. When the campus was located at this site, the facilities, long since demolished, included as 90-seat theater and a closed-circuit TV equipment for training purposes. In 2000, the Theatre of Arts joined Campus Hollywood, a group of institutions offering curricula in multi-media training for actors working in theater, television, and film.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Theatre of Arts (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Educational facilities--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
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