#TBT Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre

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photo by Scott Miner

Built by Sid Grauman and Charles Toberman, and designed by Meyer & Holler in the “Egyptian Revival style”, the Egyptian Theatre opened to much acclaim in 1922 as the venue of the first ever Hollywood Premiere (Robin Hood). The theater declined in the 1980s and was eventually sold by the City of LA to American Cinemateque in 1996.

When the American Cinemateque restored the historic Egyptian Theater in 1998 its famous exterior courtyard was also part of the plan. Our participation included the restoration of three original lamps (with any missing pieces recreated) and the complete fabrication of three additional fixtures. Rewiring was completed and new lenses were installed.

Can you tell which is old and which is new?

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#TBT Blossom Ballroom

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#TBT Blossom Ballroom

Roosevelt, Amy painting Ceiling

Five years ago we were putting the finishing touches on the decorative surfaces during the restoration of the Blossom Ballroom at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (home of the very first Academy Awards and an LA Historic Cultural Monument).