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13th Annual Emmy Awards
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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The Earl Carroll Theatre, located at 6230 Sunset Blvd. just off Vine St., opened its doors on December 26, 1938. The glamorous 1,000-seat supper club-theater was designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann, the interior was designed by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, and it was built at an estimated cost of $500,000. Earl Carroll's theater-restaurant was famed not only for having "the most beautiful girls in the world" pass through its portals, but also for its lavish musical comedy shows played out on a massive 60-foot-wide double revolving stage and staircase, as well as for swings that could be lowered from the ceiling. The theater was sold in 1948, following the untimely deaths of owner, impresario and showman Earl Carroll, and his constant companion, showgirl Beryl Wallace; both perished in the June 17, 1948 crash of United Airlines Flight 624 at Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. The theater has continued to operate under different names such as: "Moulin Rouge" (1950s); "Hullabaloo" (early 1960s); "Aquarius Theatre" (late 1960s); and "Nickelodeon Theater" (1990s), etc. As of September 2007, the City of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Board has worked to asure that the theater, considered to be an important American institution, is protected.
From left to right, Raymond Burr, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred Astaire at the Emmy Awards show, held at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood. Burr won the "Best Performance by an Lead Actor in a Series" award for Perry Mason; Stanwyck won the "Best Performance by an Lead Actress in a Series" for the Barbara Stanwyck Show; Astaire won the "Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series" for Astaire Time. Photograph dated May 17, 1961.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2179
Burr, Raymond,--1917-1993
Stanwyck, Barbara,--1907-1990
Astaire, Fred
Moulin Rouge (Nightclub : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Emmy Awards
Television broadcasting--Awards--United States
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Television actors and actresses--Canada
Television actors and actresses--Awards--Canada
Television actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--Awards--United States
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Motion picture actors and actresses--Canada
Dancers--United States
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits

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