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Nathan commented about Fox Compton Theatre on Dec 15, 2017 at 8:20 am

A heretofore unknown William Allen? Cool. He had mostly done Hollywood apartment buildings before this (the Marcelle, the Mayfair, the Lido) and got into small housing by the late 30s; I think the first Allen & Lutzi project was South Gate Civic Center plan in ‘42, and the Burbank City Hall around the same time of course. Then they did Rodger Young Village, and a bunch of fire stations, and medical buildings through the 50s until their modernist masterpieces like the Alhambra City Hall, civic buildings in Norwalk and Montebello, through the 60s. No idea about the theater. Even did the superior court County bldg in Compton in '78, which is a stone’s throw from the old Compton Theater.

Nathan commented about Granada Theatre on Jun 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Go here for a 1963 image of the Granada—

This is an image from this movie recently digitized by USC from the City Archives.

Nathan commented about Regent Showcase Theater on Jan 3, 2016 at 11:17 pm

Here’s a shot of the Gordon, ca January 1975—

Nathan commented about Regency Lido Theatre on Jan 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Here’s a shot ca. January 1975 showing the original configuration of the neon.

Nathan commented about Town Theatre on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:56 am

Here’s a link to a shot of the Town in October ‘55 —

From the Getty Archives, Leonard Nadel Collection, under “Traffic, Land Use, Housing and Street Conditions, Shopping”

Nathan commented about Glendale Theatre on Nov 8, 2015 at 4:34 am

Nathan commented about Lux Theatre on Jun 19, 2015 at 7:02 am

The architects for the Bear/Lux were none other than Train & Williams, who built all sorts of things:

Nathan commented about Central Theatre on May 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

Here’s an image of the Central from one of the recently-uploaded Palmer Conner collection online at the Huntington. March 10, 1955:

Nathan commented about College Theatre on Nov 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I have seen 439 and 441 listed as its address, but its address was 447/449, as per the Baists map. The flattened facade from Joe Vogel’s 2009 comment seems to remain here, though modernized, in this ca. 1957 slide image.

The 1951 Sanborn has this restaurant as 449/451, though a sign on it says 447. I keep looking at that ghost sign to see if I can ascertain “COL” as the first three letters of “College”…

Nathan commented about Tally's Broadway Theatre on Feb 17, 2011 at 5:18 am

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Nathan commented about Fox Compton Theatre on Jan 4, 2011 at 3:33 am

Hello everyone, I came up with some images of the Compton and’ve put them online for all to enjoy — View link

Nathan commented about Town Theatre on Nov 12, 2008 at 1:49 am

According to city records, the 444/SilverCity bldng was constructed in 1987.