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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 22 (12)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 22
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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 22

SPANISH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE dominated the design of the Aragon ballroom, Chicago, top row. This structure, which could accommodate 4000 dancers, used tapestry brick in a diaper design on the front. Glazed terra cotta ornaments are in polychrome. The interior, which looks more like a hacienda, shows the dance Hoar with the wood laid out in circular iashion to keep patrons from dancing against the grain. At one end may be seen the revolving stage. Second row shows the exterior of the Riviera, Omaha. Nebraska. with its Italian Renaissance motif. This is one oi the most outstanding Atmospheric theatres. The interior is carried out in the same atmospheric manner. The third bank of photos shows the front of the Grand Riviera, Detroit. carried out in cream colored brick and polychrome terra cotta. The canopy is rod-supported. An atmospheric dome over the auditorium presented an acoustical problem. Note the pergola in the extreme lett hand corner of the photo. To the leit is the Riviera Annex. Detroit. Note that the proiection booth is on the main floor shielded by a garden pool. Retiring rooms are reached by two circular staircases. All the sculpture in this house was done by the tamous Lorado Tait 0! Chicago.



THEATRE CATALOG 1948-49
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 22