Today I took a tour with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles exploring the streets around Hollywood Boulevard and the treasure trove of Art Deco architecture it has. In addition to touring the boulevard, we entered the Egyptian Theater and the lobby of the Hollywood Museum. Unfortunately we couldn’t get into the Pantages, which is what I was really wanting to see. I saw they had omitted it on the tour description and was just hoping it was a typo. Alas, this time around the theater couldn’t accommodate the tour. I guess I’ll just have to go to the next one, as the Pantages is just delicious inside.
While the overcast weather made for pleasant walking, it made all of our photos rather flat. But below are some of the snapshots we took to showcase a few of the little details you miss as you speed by.
The gorgeous details one finds walking along the boulevard displays the craftsmanship and attention to detail found in the era. When many cities tear down old architecture, Hollywood is fortunate to have so much still remaining, if you only look.
And lastly, we ventured once again into the Hollywood Museum, which used to be the Max Factor Building. We paid a little extra to see the whole museum, as I hadn’t seen the Jean Harlow or the Lucille Ball at 100 exhibits. While I took many photos of the makeup exhibits in my earlier visit, I focused on Jean Harlow this time around.
We also toured Grauman’s Chinese Theater separately, but I’ll cover that in another post. I think I’ve taxed your photo viewing indulgence a bit with this one.