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Old Posted Nov 5, 2013, 1:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge View Post
As for the Fox Ritz, which we also saw here http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9808, it was for a time (c. 1926-29) the West Coast Ritz:

USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/32299/rec/31

This photo is looking SW at Wilshire and Sycamore. According to this site https://sites.google.com/site/wilshiremoviepalaces/ritz the Ritz opened October 15, 1926. The picture playing here, My Official Wife, was released October 16, 1926 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017185/).
The theater was torn down in 1977.

Great to see a dedicated storefront for the I-ON-A-CO...with a neon sign to boot.





Ads for the I-ON-A-CO appeared in the Times from mid 1925 to as late as a year after the real GW's death on Sept 7, 1927. This one is from Feb 10, 1927:



History of the I-ON-A-CO: http://oldsite.thebakken.org/artifacts/wilshire.htm

A prior NLA post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7123


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