Posts tagged 1931
Posts tagged 1931
Savoy Theatre, Cork, Ireland
And here we are, starting up with the alphabet again, with Cork, located on the south tip of Ireland.
The entrance to the Savoy on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork
This building has evolved in Music Venue, known as the Savoy Theatre. see www.savoycork.com/
The Savoy was designed as a 2,100+ seat cinema in the Art Deco. The architects were Moore & Crabtree of Bradford, England and the Savoy Cork was built in 1931/32. Open on 11May 1932. The relatively narrow street front on Patrick Street formed a long entrance hall into a cinema.
In 1976 it was converted into shopping arcade.
In 1990’s the upper floor became a entertainment complex.
Since the upper floor curved stairs had remained from the cinema days. But this finished and hickey’s who a large amount of the space in the back out. Next 2000, a developer has re-roofed the building and opened a 1,000 seat theatre / dance venue, on the first and second floors, with shops on the ground level. The 15,000 sq ft facility became the Savoy Theatre.
Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, California
Detail of a Deco public library.
designed by local architect James Plachek and completed in 1931
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS8
Exterior Detail, First Central Trust Building, Akron, Ohio
Photo by adam.arch
Beautiful clock and eagle in Downtown Akron.
The First Central Trust Building was completed in 1931 in the Art Deco style. It was designed by Walker & Weeks and is the tallest building in Akron. In 1947, it was renamed the First National Tower building, and in 1997 was renamed once again to the FirstMerit Tower building.
It is on the National Register #07000633.
Doors, Cochise County Courthouse, Bisbee, Arizona
Photo by Paul Everett
Art Deco Doors of the Cochise County Courthouse in the Copper mining town of Bisbee, Arizona
Wide shot of the building (different photographer):
Restaurant, LA, 1931.
The staff of the McDonnell’s Ever Eat Drive In at Beverly and La Brea stand at attention, waiting for customers, 1931.
South London Cinema, currently being used a bingo hall. See write-up below.
SHOT: SOUTH LONDON CINEMA c. Feb 2013
So I’m in the middle of a pitch to become a location scout at the moment. I got through the initial stage to be set a challenge in order to proceed. Company: Go find us a new place, not shot before or available on a commercial locations register, get the relevant permissions and shoot it.
I shot the shit out of it. This place is an undiscovered goldmine. Located in South London, a former cinema of gargantuan proportions lies semi dormant, pretending to be a bingo hall. What a fucking waste. Built in 1931 in a mixture of Art Deco and Gothic style this place can seat 3000, I shit you not.
Holler at me if you want the details. On the down low for the meantime.
Derry and Toms, London, England
via Phillip LeMarchand
Gorgeous Deco grilles. They go with this building
Cast-iron grilles at 101-111 High St., Kensington. London. Originally Derry and Toms department store. Built 1929-31. Work by conceived by Walter Gilbert and modelled by Donald Gilbert. All of this work is still extant: 38 grilles of varying sizes. The principal elements in the scheme are nine figurative grilles in art deco style on the High Street frontage. Each of these elements is a human or fantastic creature, and the scheme is clearly mythological. One of the figures is holding a star, so they could be related to constellar myths. The grilles are about 12 feet wide by 6 feet high. Work executed by H. H. Martyn of Cheltenham. General view of the store frontage showing two of the grilles. A contemporaneous photo commissioned by Walter Gilbert. File created from a print in the possession of Phillip Medhurst.
Summer prices 20 cents.
The Streamline Moderne El Miro Theatre on 3rd Street in Santa Monica, 1931. The theater was demolished, but the facade lives on, fronting an AMC multi-plex.
Lost movie palace.
The Warner Brothers Theater on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, 1931. Demolished in 1988.
The Fox Stadium on Pico Boulevard, 1931. Still standing, it now houses the B’nai David-Judea Congregation.