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Western Photo co.  Search this
Vassos, John  Search this
Los Angeles, Calif.
circa 1950
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No place, unknown, or undetermined
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1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.
typed on verso: #65 AFTER: FULL VIEW SCENE OF THE CANDY BAR OF THE WORLD FAMED UNITED ARTISTS EGYPTIAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD - On the left hand side of the first lobby is where the candy bar - a step-daughter of every modern motion picture theatre - is located. Guided by the concept of human interpersonal activity outside of the auditorium proper, John Vassos enriched the appearance of the candy bar with a decorative scheme of endless wonderment. Its theme is that of a gay circus panorama of the trained animals, clowns, trapeze artists and all kinds of other specialty acts. Again the technique of free form is applied here, introducing a surprising new application of reflective color in the figures.
Western Photo co. View of the candy bar designed by John Vassos at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, circa 1950. John Vassos papers, 1915-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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