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Marquee detail, El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, California, 2012

My close-up view of the marquee detail hanging just over the box office of Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre features an ornate theatrical mask, surrounded by the extravagant layers of colorful decorative ornamentation common to the period. These colors seem to be somewhat faded, and look as if they may be original to the period when the El Capitan opened as a legitimate theatre in 1926. This detail echoes the very beginnings of Hollywood’s theatrical mystique. For decades, the El Capitan, presented live plays but fell on hard times in 1941. It was remodeled and renamed the Hollywood Paramount Theatre, becoming the west coast flagship for Paramount Pictures. Fifty years later, it was purchased by Disney and restored to its former grandeur. Important details such as these were reclaimed, bringing a piece of Hollywood's history back to life.

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