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Creator:
Western Photo co.  Search this
Subject:
Vassos, John  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Date:
circa 1950
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
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.
Use Note:
Current copyright status is undetermined
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Theaters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9624
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John Vassos papers, 1915-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9624