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View of the candy bar designed by John Vassos at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, circa 1950, from the John Vassos papers, 1915-1989

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.

Digital ID: 9624