NAVARRO THEATRE MARY PICKFORD LOS ANGELES RPPC 1914

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 18, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Historic real photo postcard shows a large group gatd outside the NAVARRO Theatre on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles around 1914. A large banner in front reads: WE SHOW THE BEST - MARY PICKFORD, The Sweetheart of the Stories in Lena and the Geese." (According to IMDB Mary Pickford wrote this silent film in 1912) A picture banner hangs below that. A photo finishing studio can be see next to the theatre, most likely the studio that took the photo with the credit "F.E. PARRET, 738 W. PICO" written in negative.

Card is in as found condition...looks to have been cut out of an album. It is still attached to the black album paper and someone has damaged it further by trying to remove it from the paper. T are about 14 pinholes around the edges of card. Also some glue around edges. While the condition is not great the content is still wonderful and historic.

And online list of Los Angeles theatres gave the following info:

736 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Dates: Operating as the Navarro Theatre in 1914. In 1925 it was listed as the New West Pico Theatre . Sometime before 1929 it became the Pico . Closing date is unknown.

Seating: 525

Status: Demolished. The site just west of Figueroa is now part of the los Angeles Convention Center.

More Information: See the Cinema

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