This is the MILLION DOLLAR THEATER, in downtown Los Angeles.
Built by Sid Grauman in 1917, this was the first of his huge movie palaces. Sid's other two were the EGYPTIAN THEATER, and the CHINESE THEATER, both on Hollywood Boulevard.
On the days that I was taking the photographs of this extraordinary theater, I kept hearing the composer Igor Stravinsky in my mind.
Specifically, his ''Rite Of Spring".
This ballet premiered in Paris, in 1913, and caused a scandal due to the darkly passionate and visceral subject matter.
I am pretty sure that the architect for this building was in the audience that night. Bon Appetit!