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Warner Pacific Theatre

 
 
Site of Warner Pacific Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
1. Site of Warner Pacific Theatre Marker
Inscription. Built by Warner Bros. in 1928 to be the crown jewel of its West Coast theaters. Sam Warner oversaw construction but died before it was completed. His ghost is said to haunt the building. The Italian Renaissance exterior design theme is continued inside. The two towers were originally used for radio broadcasting and displayed the call letters KFWB, which is said to have stood for "Keep Filming Warner Bros". Carol Burnett was an usherette here in the 1940s.
 
Erected by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 34° 6.103′ N, 118° 19.831′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Wilcox Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Hollywood Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6423 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby (approx. ¼ mile away); Capitol Records Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pig ‘n Whistle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hollywood’s First Major Film Company Studio (approx. 0.6 miles
Site of Warner Pacific Theatre Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
2. Site of Warner Pacific Theatre Marker - Wide View
away); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
Also see . . .  Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre. Cinema Treasure's page for the theater: …The Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre opened April 26, 1928, with Conrad Nagel and Dolores Costello in “Glorious Betsy”. The theatre was built within an office building and the auditorium is located on a diagonal axis facing north-east at the rear There was a second entrance to the west of the theatre on Wilcox Street. Other movie palaces built in Los Angeles designed by G. Albert Lansburgh included the current downtown Orpheum Theatre (1926) and the Wiltern Theatre. (Submitted on September 24, 2014.) 
 
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Warner Theatre - Former Marquee image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 17, 2014
3. Warner Theatre - Former Marquee
Site of Warner Pacific Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 17, 2014
4. Site of Warner Pacific Theatre Marker
Note the Stromberg Clock is visible here (see next picture).
Stromberg Clock 1927 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
5. Stromberg Clock 1927
This clock stands in front of what was the street's oldest retailers, Stromberg Jewelers.
Warner Pacific Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 17, 2014
6. Warner Pacific Theatre
Warner Pacific Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 17, 2014
7. Warner Pacific Theatre
<i>Hollywood Boulevard Looking East From Warner Bros. Theatre, Hollywood, California</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
8. Hollywood Boulevard Looking East From Warner Bros. Theatre, Hollywood, California
Note that "KFWB" is visible on the corner of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on October 31, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 12, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   8. submitted on September 12, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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