Vogue Theatre

6675 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

To me, i know this theater as the supper club. Lots of celebs hang out at this place.

PDDET
PDDET on December 28, 2011 at 6:03 am

I was the Assistant Manager for a couple of years, in the early 70’s, with George Michaelides.

I’ve seen a lot of nonsense printed about the Vogue and its history. There was never a school that burned down in the early 1900s, killing a bunch of children and their teacher. There was never a projectionist named Fritz who died of a heart attack. That was all crap that was “discovered” when the theater was operated by a paranormal group who sold tickets to gullible tourists.

By the way…Mann Theaters took over in the early 70s, I remember because I had to have the ushers and concessions workers paste “Mann” stickers over everything with an NGC logo.

There were three theaters on Hollywood Boulevard that, for years, never accepted passes…The Pantages, The Pacific and The Paramount/Lowe’s. The Paramount came around just in time for “Lost Horizon”. I may have been the only one to take them up on it.

In spite of its location,it was far from being the most difficult theater to work. That title went to the Fairfax. That was where I discovered that Hell is a Saturday Disney flick matinee when the cashier and doorman have called in “sick”, 1450 tickets have been sold for a theater with 1400 seats and the Manager isn’t answering his phone. The closest we got at the Vogue was “Sport Fishing In America” (Look it up) on a double bill with “The Legend of Boggy Creek”.

sotoskappas
sotoskappas on September 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Is there an e-mail address that I can forward 2 photos of the Vogue Theatre during the 60’s? One is the lobby during the movie “Two Women” The second is myself “64 at the projection room. sotokappa@charter.net

sotoskappas
sotoskappas on September 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I worked at Vogue theatre as an assistant manager from 1963 till 1965. During that time, Eugene Klein purchased the “Fox West Coast Theatres” and named the company “National General Theatres” (Mann Theatres came much later.)I still remember the day they planted the little bushes in front of the theatre. We knew it someday they’ll cover our marquee. Alas, they over lasted us. Sotos Kappas

Bway
Bway on March 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Indeed! They even cut some of the lower branches off that ridiculous tree!

Bway
Bway on February 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I love trees, but I still find it absolutely amazing that they thought it was a good idea to plant a tree right up against a theater marquee! It’s so crazy!

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on February 2, 2011 at 11:29 am

The trees were'nt very big when I took this photo in 1990.
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LouisRugani
LouisRugani on December 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm

The VOGUE is seen in passing during exterior scenes within the 1970 Paul Mazursky film “Alex in Wonderland”.

Bway
Bway on November 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

It’s good to hear some of the trees will be replaced with more appropriate trees. While I love trees, whoever was the brainiac that decided to plant trees right under and in front of a theater marquee really should have been fired.

monika
monika on November 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm

The trees are being replaced?! I propose we all meet up and have a party once those horrible trees are gone!

socal09
socal09 on November 19, 2010 at 9:16 pm

The facade has been cleaned up. The marquee’s neon now lights up at night and looks great. What you can see of the lobby looks good. Unfortunate its not a movie theatre anymore but at least it’s been somewhat preserved/restored. Once the trees are removed from Hollywood Blvd, it will look much better (the current trees that block store signage and destroy the sidewalk aroung them are being replaced in 2011 by palm trees)

** to SG, I’m not sure any interior shots of this theater exist. I’ve never seen any, even in some of the historic Hllwd blvd photo sites online.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on November 19, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Any ‘before & after’ INTERIOR shots? I’ve got a zillion of the disgraceful facade!

hollywoodtheatres
hollywoodtheatres on September 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

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William
William on June 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I always enjoyed going to the Vogue Theatre and finally getting to work it as a projectionist.

CCaptain
CCaptain on June 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm

The Vogue and Fox theaters are both owned by the Helen T. Wilkes Company Trust. The daughter of Mrs. Wilkes was the last known trustee of the estate and she used to live in Upland. I am Mrs. Wilkes God-daughter and know this information first-hand. Mrs. Wilkes' father, Dr. Townsend, was a dentist and he and his family lived on the same small court as Cecile B. DeMille. Mrs. Wilkes babysat for Mr. DeMille’s children when they were young. She would be very sad to see the condition of her family’s investments. They are both being leased to that club company – very sad…

monika
monika on May 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

A photo I took of the Vogue at night, May 16, 2010:
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hollywoodtheatres on April 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

DOCUMENTARY ON CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS – Lookn for interviewees, photos, videos of old hollywood

Hello,

I’m and independent filmmaker working on a documentary about old movie theatres in hollywood (Iris, Warner, Pacific, Hollywood, Vogue, Grauman’s Chinese, Egyptian etc..) that have had an impact on the hollywood community, both as a symbol of Hollywood as well as the historical and heritage effects it has had on “hollywood” as an industry. We are profiling theatres that are currently functioning as well as the obsolete. If you worked in these theatres back in the day (during their highlights) and have interesting stories to tell, photos to show, video to talk about I would like to hear from you. Many older movie houses are being demolished due to new developments and it is important to help future generation know and understand how these movie palaces have helped shaped the Hollywood we know today. If you have any photos or videos with personal stories you’d like to share, please contact me (323) 876-0975 – – You must owns the materials you are willing to share (taken the picture- recorded the videos, written the letters, etc…)

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Classic Hollywood Cinemas
Box 3204
Hollywood, California 90028

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I see that the tree is still there.

Bway
Bway on March 5, 2010 at 4:26 am

Much more fitting….

William
William on March 4, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Well thats good news. Boy they let that tree issue get bad over the years.

socal09
socal09 on March 4, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I forgot to mention the ficus trees will be replaced by Mexican fan palms.

socal09
socal09 on March 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Good news for anyone who cares about the tree issue. All of the ficus trees along the boulevard will be removed as of 2011, per The Hollywood Entertainment District. The facades and marquees currently obscured by those awful trees will be revealed and further damage to the sidewalks will be prevented. That’s great news.

William
William on January 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I think Artie might be thinking of the Ritz Theatre across the street. During that time Mann Theatres operated the theatre and ran regular Hollywood feature films.

socal09
socal09 on December 21, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Work has started again on this place. All of the front doors have been removed and there’s a big gaping whole into the building. The wreck of a lobby seems to have been painted all black at some point. The outer lobby is a mess. Not sure if this is the original nightclub project starting up again or a conversion to a restaurant or retail.

artpf
artpf on December 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Theatre showed XXX flicks in the mid-80S.