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Old Posted Jan 23, 2011, 8:05 PM
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Going back to the Carthay Circle, I'm sure many of us armchair LA historians know that the Carthay Circle Theater was a major venue for movie premieres. "Gone With the Wind" had its LA premiere here. Other notable movie premieres include Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Fantasia." For the latter film, the most elaborate cinema audio system at the time, Fantasound, was installed at this theater. Fantasound was a pioneering stereo process.

Fans await movie stars, 1937.

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"Song of Bernadette" premiere, 1943

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Edit: What I find funny about the above photo is that if you notice the twin acorn streetlamps, the tops of them are blacked out because of WWII, yet they have all the arc lights going for the movie premiere. Japanese night air invasion be damned, we're gonna have a movie premiere with arc lights.



Silent film star Colleen Moore at the Carthay Circle, undated photo.

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Photo from 1962, statue from inside the Carthay Circle Theater.

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Mezzanine lounge of the Carthay Circle Theater, 1942.

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Ceiling, 1942

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Proscenium arch of the Carthay Circle Theater, 1926

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Premiere of "The Life of Emile Zola," 1937.

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