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View of the candy bar designed by John Vassos at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, circa 1950

View of the candy bar designed by John Vassos at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, circa 1950

Western Photo co.

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Title: View of the candy bar designed by John Vassos at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles

Date: circa 1950

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.

Description: typed on verso: #65 AFTER: FULL VIEW SCENE OF THE CANDY BAR OF THE WORLD FAMED UNITED ARTISTS EGYPTIAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD - On the left hand side of the first lobby is where the candy bar - a step-daughter of every modern motion picture theatre - is located. Guided by the concept of human interpersonal activity outside of the auditorium proper, John Vassos enriched the appearance of the candy bar with a decorative scheme of endless wonderment. Its theme is that of a gay circus panorama of the trained animals, clowns, trapeze artists and all kinds of other specialty acts. Again the technique of free form is applied here, introducing a surprising new application of reflective color in the figures.

Creator: Western Photo co.

Forms part of: John Vassos papers, 1915-1989

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: View of the candy bar designed by John Vassos at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, circa 1950 / Western Photo co., photographer. John Vassos papers, 1915-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 9624