Opening of the Vogue

08 Jul

July 8, 1935

Reine Davies
Hollywood Parade

The Vogue Theater will be the bright spot on the Boulevard tomorrow night, when Winnie Sheehan’s brother, Howard, opens the ultra-modernistic theater with Ladies Crave Excitement and the thriller, The Phantom Fiend.

Howard opened his first theater in 1916 in San Francisco, has since been vice president of Fox West Coast Theaters, and there is little he doesn’t know about “packing ’em in.”

Felicitating friends who will be on hand tomorrow night are Winnie Sheehan, Jesse Lasky, Sam Briskin, Louis B. Mayer, Carl Laemmle, Norman Foster, Evelyn Knapp, H.B. Warner, Thelma Todd, Hardie Albright and Martha Sleeper, Esther Ralston, Jack Oakie, Jack La Rure, Charles Ray, I. Wolfe Gilbedrt, Bill Robinson, Bert Wheeler, Monte Blue, Patricia Ellis, Alice Faye Lily Damita and Errol Flynn, and loads of others.

Images from the excellent Los Angeles Theatres website.

Original Architectural Drawings for the Ultra-Modern Facade

Fifty-two or so years later with another famous Hollywood American Australian

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 8, 2020 at 11:26 pm

  2. Gentleman Tim

    July 9, 2020 at 12:20 am

    1935’s The Phantom Fiend is a “chopped up'” version of 1932’s The Lodger, a famous Jack the Ripper movie starring Ivor Novello based on a very highly regarded 1913 novel of the same title. Alfred Hitchcock directed a silent version in 1926.…

    Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1926)

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