Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"The Bodyguard"


We get all over town with Mick Jackson's "The Bodyguard" (Warner Bros., 1992) starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.   Here we are at the Mayan Theatre, 1038 S. Hill St., for an evening of clubbing.



A closer view of the Mayan entrance from "The Bodyguard."



A lobby shot with Mr. Costner at the Mayan.

The Mayan started out in 1927 as a legit house specializing in musicals. It later hosted many other types of legit productions and was occasionally a film house for specialized attractions, early "artie" product and, later, Spanish language films. It went to porno in the 60s and was reclaimed as a music club in the 90s. See our Mayan  Theatre pages for a photo tour.



We pay a visit to the Pantages Theatre later in the film. Here Kevin Costner is backstage looking for
troublemakers at an Academy Awards ceremony.  That's the original 1930 Frank Adam dimmerboard that was still in place at the time of the filming. It's now gone.  A clip of the scene at the Pantages is on YouTube.



A view of the Pantages auditorium that we get in "The Bodyguard."

See our Pantages Theatre pages for many views of this 1930 deco masterpiece designed by B. Marcus Priteca, who did many earlier houses for the circuit.  It's now the home of Broadway shows for the Nederlander Organization.

The Shrine Auditorium also gets a visit. See our Shrine Auditorium page for information about that theatre.

On IMDb: "The Bodyguard"

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