Earl Carroll Postcard
A search around these parts didn’t yield up a listing on the Earl Carroll or the Nickelodeon on Sunset. Was the Earl a live venue? A pretty colorful exterior either way.
It was a night club, not a movie or legit theatre. It’s now a TV studio (has been for a few decades) used by Nickelodeon. It’s most important show was “Star Search” in the 1980s. iCarly is done there now.
There is also quite a lot of history about the Earl Carroll in another Wikipedia entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Carroll_Theatre
In the ‘60s this theater was famous for presenting the play “Hair”. It was known as the Aquarius Theater then.
The Earl Carroll just got landmark status.
May 2017 Vintage Los Angeles article about the history of the Earl Carroll Theatre by Alison Martino.