Ornate overhang of the Wiltern Theater entrance, corner of Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 1931

Ornate overhang of the Wiltern Theater entrance, corner of Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 1931The Wiltern Theater at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Western Ave opened in 1931 at the height of the Art Deco movement and remains one of LA’s prime examples of that style. It’s not hard to find photos of the building itself, but this shot shows us the ornate overhang of the theater’s entrance. What a testament to the architect’s dedication to detail! This photo was taken not long after the theater opened.

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2 Responses to Ornate overhang of the Wiltern Theater entrance, corner of Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 1931

  1. Hi – what a great picture of a great theatre! Thanks Martin for sharing. When we lived in Hollywood (Irving Blvd.) that was our theater of choice. Is it still in existence?
    Re yesterday’s reprint of your initial interview with me, I received many lovely responses – lots from people who knew me only from skating. Love always, Lou.

  2. Jean Hunter says:

    Martin, wow. Can you imagine walking up to that box office and your eyes are everywhere taking in all that beauty?

    Louella, here’s an interesting site with info on the Wiltern and more breath-taking pics.

    http://www.laweekly.com/music/the-wiltern-opened-80-years-ago-its-survival-story-is-as-grand-as-its-terra-cotta-tile-2412585

    Love to you both!

    Jean