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    Inside Oriental Theater Chicago

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    Added 2018-09-21 18:12:53
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    They were called movie palaces and palaces they were. Anyone with the price of admission could get lost in the magic of Hollywood in surroundings suitable for royalty.

     I love the ornate awe-inspiring drama of the architectural details. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenging subject and plan to paint more of these historic landmarks.

    As one of the first motion picture palaces whose décor was inspired by the Far East, Chicago’s Oriental Theatre opened to much fanfare on May 8, 1926. Turbaned ushers led patrons from the lobby, through an inner foyer with elephant-throne chairs and glazed Buddhas, to the auditorium’s “hasheesh-dream décor.”The theater eventually fell into disrepair and was closed to the public in 1981. Rescued in 1996, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that the Oriental would be restored to its original grandeur for the presentation of live stage musicals. It was renamed the Ford Center for the Performing Arts in 1997.

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    Name of Artist: Tom Shropshire
    Width (inches): 12
    Height (inches): 16
    Media: Acrylic
    Country: United States
    Painting Genre: Representational / Other

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