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Title
Wilshire Theatre
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1978
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
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.
Tower of the Wilshire Theatre, designed by S. Charles Lee and built between 1928-1930. This classic Art Deco structure, located at 8440 Wilshire, originally operated under the Fox theater chain and includes a 2,500 seat auditorium, a tower with residential and office space (no longer used), and commercial space on the ground floor.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00090558
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b16_f4_i13
CARL0004989887
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121899
Subject
Wilshire Theatre (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Beverly Hills
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Slides
Lee, S. Charles
Time Period
1971-1980

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