Zach

Zach

Posted on 07/17/2013


Photo taken on November 28, 2010


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Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre
One frustrating thing about ghost signs is that the more they've been painted over the more difficult they can be to read. With this one you can just make out the names "Virginia Mayo," "Hoagy Carmichael" and "Fredric March." The legend "directed by" is visible but the director's name isn't. I'll make a guess that this (part of the) sign is from 1946, that the director's name is William Wyler and that Myrna Loy's name is also there somewhere, along with the film's title: "The Best Years Of Our Lives" (1947 AMPAS winner for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Writing, Best Picture and an Honorary Award for veteran Harold Russell). Sam Goldwyn strikes again.

Also note the importance theatres played, at one time, by being the only places where one could see moving images of news events.

This view is from 633 S. Spring St. (this sign having been painted on the 8 story back wall of the The Palace Theatre, which itself resides at 630 S. Broadway. Constructed in 1910 (the "Palace Theatre" originally opened as "The Orpheum" in 1911).

photographed 11/28/2010, Los Angeles, California

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Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
The 'Vintage signs' group would probably like this (plus the other 'ghost signs' photos).
5 years ago.