Sunday, April 24, 2016
Pete Smith gives us a peek at the Larchmont Theatre, 149 N. Larchmont Blvd., in the background of this shot from his short "Pedestrian Safety" (MGM, 1952).
The photo appears on page 44 in the terrific Arcadia Publishing book "Location Filming in Los Angeles" by Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker and Harry Medved. You can view the page on Google Books.
Visit the Los Angeles Theatres page about the Larchmont Theatre for more about the building. It closed in the early 50s and has been demolished.
On IMDb: "Pedestrian Safety"