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Sunset Vine Tower and Cinerama Dome
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Located at 6290 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and designed by architect Douglas Honnold of the firm Honnold & Rex, the 18-story International Style Sunset Vine Tower was the first skyscraper built in Los Angeles after the city repealed its 14-story building height limit.; The Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, was designed to present widescreen Cinerama films and was originally developed by Saul Pick. It was adapted by the noted architectural firm of Welton Becket and Associates and opened on November 2, 1963 with the press premiere of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Built in only 16 weeks, the domed roof is comprised of 316 pre-cast concrete panels, most of which are hexagonal, and each weighing approximately 3,200 lbs., with a wide screen measuring 32 x 86 feet. The Cinerama Dome, the first and only theater of its kind in the world, has been host to over four decades of premieres and blockbusters; it was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument on December 18, 1998.
Looking east across Ivar Avenue towards the Sunset Vine Tower and the Cinerama Dome, where "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is showing. Dated May 3, 1964.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Vine Tower (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Parking lots--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Architecture, Modern--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Sidewalks--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Ivar Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Honnold & Rex
Welton Becket and Associates
Time Period

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