By trade, my father was an architect, so I grew up with an appreciation for the architecture around me. Every so often, I come across stories or pictures of buildings that are no longer standing, and I am struck by the sense of loss I feel for buildings I have never even seen.
This week, I was doing some research and came across some information about the original Snow White animated film. It premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre, one of the most important movie palaces of the day.
According to Cinema Treasures, the Carthay Circle Theatre was located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard and was in the style of “mission revival.” The Carthay Circle was the site of many premieres and was part of the Fox Theatre empire. It was torn down in the early 1970s.
Today, it looks like an office building stands at that site.
I guess the Carthay Circle is just another piece of Lost Angeles I wish I could have known.