Tuesday, June 21, 2016
"W.C. Fields and Me"
In Arthur Hiller's "W.C. Fields and Me" (Universal, 1976) we see a number of downtown theatres. Here's the Arcade at 534 S. Broadway. In the background is the Cameo Theatre at 528 S. Broadway.
See the pages about the Arcade Theatre on the Los Angeles Theatres site for photos and data. It opened as the Pantages in 1910.
Here in another shot we get a better look at the Cameo. Like the Arcade, it also opened in 1910. Head to the pages about the Cameo Theatre for more information and photos inside and out. Both theatres are currently dormant with the lobbies used as retail space.
The Los Angeles Theatre is also seen in the film. Thanks to Escott O. Norton of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation for the screenshots.
On IMDb: "W.C. Fields and Me"