Saturday, October 10, 2009

Million Dollar Sculpture

Wandering around in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday I noticed some sculptures on a building at 307 South Broadway. You can see four of them in this corner shot.

Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
I snapped close-up pictures of each one. Click them and they get bigger. I wonder why these particular subjects were chosen, although many of them are obviously arts related. The building was built in 1918.

Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
Each of the above sculptures have their own buffalo head.

Million Dollar Theater - South Broadway Los Angeles CA - outdoor sculpture
The building is called the Million Dollar Theater. Here's a Flickr photo-set with good pictures of the building itself. There's a Million Dollar Theater Homepage with some indoor shots. More indoor pictures here. And here's a Wikpedia page which reports the name of the sculptor: Jo Mora. Besides these figurative works there's a lot of very neat decorative sculpture as well.


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2 comments:

Grace Shaw said...

I was wondering if any of these photos are of the statues behind the current marquee. If you look at photos of the original marquee there are 2 statues. I am looking for a photo that shows their detail. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7294653@N07/5227767493/

David Ocker said...

Hi Grace - from what I can tell my second picture (the man with the funny round thing on his chest holding a zig-zaggy "harp"?) and fourth picture (the Egyptian-y man with the bird face) are the two sculptures just above the marquee. I found this recent picture of the marquee: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jodisummers/3697059494/in/set-72157621022231438/