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Wiltern Theatre is a 12-story, 155-foot (47 m) Art Deco landmark at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
The entire complex is commonly referred to as the Wiltern Center. Clad in a blue-green glazed architectural terra-cotta tile and situated on a diagonal to the street corner, the complex is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States.
In the late 1920’s the intersection of Wilshire and Western was the busies intersection in the United States.
The building opened in 1931 and was closed after one year of operation. Leased by Warner Bros it was originally know as the Warner Bros Western Theater.
The Los Angeles Concervancy, a group dedicated to conserving and protection historical buildings and neighborhoods in Los Angeles started around 1970. In fact, the society had been started just one year earlier in response to plans for the demolition of the Los Angeles library. They saved this building and was considered their first victory.
Tom Petty’s first live album was performed here in November, 1985.
Prince performed here on May 30, 1986.
Santana performed here on October 2, 1986.
Jerry Garcia performed here many times around 1985.
Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver have all performed under the Wiltern’s retro-cool chandelier.
Rickie Lee Jones, Florence + the Machine, Jonsi and David Crosby are among the headliners who’ve put out Live at the Wiltern albums or films.
Beck was featured on opening night in 1995 and continued to play at the venue for years. Also: The Black Crows, Joe Walsh, Third Eye Blind, Spandau Ballet, Pavement, Foo Fighters, The White Stripes, The Killers, The Shins, Weezer, Imagine Dragons and Foster the People to name a few.
Detail from the I. Magnin Building in Oakland, CA. Taken at different times of day. One shows dramatic shadows & brings out more detail while the 2nd one shows the lush, almost moist look of glazed terra cotta, even 80+ years later. You may have to click on them & embiggen to tell that, though… 12/31/2012