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 our pages on the Arcade Theatre 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 our Cameo Theatre page 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"

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