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Ken – I recently found that my mystery building (in my posts above) was constructed in 1914. Do you have any archival info for that time frame?
Here it is, in its Perkins Palace days: http://www.theshambles.net/Image_Pages/Jam.htm
Dublinboyo, you said it! I’m a long-time Pasadena resident, it’s 4:30 in the morning, I’m depressed, and going to bed.
The last time I ventured into the State was in 1982 when I viewed “Dance Craze”, a concert film, a couple times at least. Interestingly the prints for that movie have all been lost.
I remember walking the few blocks up Hudson, when Pasadena was still relatively dark at night.
Here are a couple of photos of the venue:
Do you or any others here, have a listing for L.A. theaters in 1920? In researching a venue in Silver Lake at 3037 Sunset Blvd (an ‘80s nightclub that I and others were fond of), it dawned upon me that it was probably once a theater; sure enough, I found a reference to the address being somehow related to silent films, in a 1920 census. I wonder if this is one of those L.A. “mystery theaters”. Recently it’s been gutted for retail space but the ancient facade is still there.
I have a couple photos too.
Joe, do you recall seeing a burlesque theater on Main called the “Galway”?
While viewing a bizarre film compilation on video, I glimpsed the theater and was able to identify it as The Follies from this site.
The film short was made in 1963 or ‘64 and the Follies clearly was a strip venue by that time, with “VIV VIDD/JULIE CAESAR/I WANT TO STRIP” on the marquee.
I stumbled across this site while searching for info on the old Pasadena theaters. Also, it just so happens that the other day I was driving down Colorado trying in vain to remember which trendy outlet used to be the Salvation Army! a
I live within walking distance from Old Town and the old Fox, so I’ll amble over and take a look-see.
I grew up in Pasadena (1964-1987) and recently moved back; I too am sickened by certain things.
By the way, those old houses