Actual FOX sign for sale

posted by LisainLongBeach on March 24, 2008 at 4:55 am

I’m selling the FOX sign from the demolished Fox West Coast Theatre in Long Beach. The theater was knocked down in the 1980’s. I talked the demo crew boss out of the FOX sign off of the marquee. There is a photo of the theater on Cinema Treasure’s page for this theater. There is a post from me (LisaInLongBeach) on that page as well mentioning the sign.

It’s basically the letters FOX that were on the marquee at the front of this theater (shown in the photo). There were only a few items saved when this great theater was demolished and this FOX sign is one of them. It originally housed neon lights. The fittings are still there if you want to restore it to its original coolness.

Each letter is approx. 30" tall and 30" wide.

I also have 3 original articles from the LB newspaper with articles and pictures of the theater being demolished (3 consecutive dates).

This historic piece of FOX theater and Southern California history can be yours for only $300!

I will send a picture of the sign if you email me.

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Comments (8)

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on March 24, 2008 at 7:46 am

Lisa…please send me a photo of the letters to the following email address. thank you Lisa

biograph68
biograph68 on March 24, 2008 at 8:22 am

Lisa, I have no objection to private collectors but you may also consider selling or donating these artifacts to a local museum. This theater did appear to be culturally significant to Long Beach for many years. The advantage in museum owndership is that more people can see these items and (presumably) they will be preserved in a controlled environment. Just a thought.

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on March 24, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Lisa…I am interested in purchasing the FOX letters. Please send me a picture to the following email.

popcornn
popcornn on March 24, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Hi Lisa

If it is what I am thinking it is, I will give you $600 instead of $300.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 24, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Hi Lisa,

If you donate it to:

The Historical Society of Long Beach
4260 Atlantic Avenue
(562) 424-2220
http://historicalsocietylb.org/index.html

I’ll send you a check for what the largest bottle of Chivas cost and you won’t be out anything and it will feel so good!

If that photo on their website is their building, wouldn’t that FOX look great restored, lite and mounted on their canopy?

Tell them I’ll donate $100.00 to get that neon lite. My email is linked to my name below. I care that much and I live near Chicago!

“A neon sign not outside and lite is a terible thing to waste!”

Dramatrauma
Dramatrauma on February 18, 2009 at 2:43 am

SIGN SAGA
How did this story end? Sold for profit and gain but to soemone who truly loves or given to the city that was its home for the wavering appreciation of the masses?

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