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The Pantages Theater 

Photos from when Kelsey and I went to see Wicked! I’d seen the show twice already, but I was more than glad to go again to see the Pantages.

This iconic art deco theater, right on the intersection of Hollywood & Vine, opened in 1930 as one of the great vaudeville theaters and movie palaces of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The theater has an illustrious history, including being acquired by Howard Hughes in 1949, and hosting the Academy Awards from that year until 1959. Today the theater is renowned as one of the world’s greatest examples of art deco design, and as Los Angeles’ premier venue for theatrical musicals. 

All photos mine (more original photography here)

The Art Deco architecture in Los Angeles was incredible, even more so than Miami! I really loved how many theatres and hotels had been restored externally but refurbished internally.

Famed Lloyd Wright Deco House Gets Much-Needed Repairs

The striking, Los Angeles Art Deco House Designed by Lloyd Wright in 1928 receives much-needed repairs (DWELL & CURBED report).

The Samuel-Novarro House, designed in 1928 by Lloyd Wright, is situated in the much-coveted Los Feliz’s Oaks neighborhood in Los Angeles. The Mayanesque house was built for Louis Samuel, Ben-Hur star Ramon Novarro’s personal secretary. After he found Samuel embezzling money, Novarro took over the house and expanded it, hiring legendary art director Cedric Gibbons to design interiors.

The 2,700-square-foot home is built into the hillside, features a geometric, concrete exterior with hammered copper detailing that has weathered to its current shade, and a number of outdoor areas.

The home, which has been owned by Diane Keaton, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins and Christina Ricci, was carefully restored by contractor and designer Justin Krzyston for its latest resident.

The update required a complete paint job, a new driveway, refreshed landscaping, repairs to the concrete floors, drywall, windows, and decking, as well as lighting and electrical work.

Many of the exterior structural walls were crumbling and needed to be replaced. The original home’s gutters were built into the interior walls, so Krzyston also overhauled the drainage system.

The house is recognized as a cultural monument by the City of Los Angeles.

Original Dwell Story:
http://www.dwell.com/houses-we-love/article/famed-art-deco-house-designed-lloyd-wright-los-angeles