In celebration of it’s 100th birthday, the Palace Theatre on Broadway in Downtown LA got all spruced up. I was hired as a color consultant and specialty finish designer. She looks beautiful these days!
“The polished marble near the entrance gleamed, and the gold leaf around the giant pastoral murals that flank the theater’s stage glistened. Eleven hundred brand-new red velvet seats awaited theatergoers there to watch Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic, “Sunset Boulevard.”
Sunday’s three sold-out screenings marked the 100th anniversary of the venerable theater at 630 S. Broadway, which first opened its doors on June 26, 1911, as a vaudeville house.
They also showcased the $1-million restoration of the hall whose 40-foot stage has spotlighted entertainers ranging from Fred Astaire to Harry Houdini to Sarah Bernhardt.”
Read the full LA Times article here: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/26/local/la-me-palace-theatre-20110627