Art Deco Egyptian Theater Art deco theater building with glazed terra cotta ornamentation in DeKalb, Illinois. These lavishly decorated theaters were referred to as "Popcorn Palaces" by those who appreciated the style.
Employees at the Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd are busy putting Esther Williams’ name up in lights in preparation for MGM’s latest extravaganza, “On an Island with You” (1948) Evidently Xavier Cugat and Technicolor were big enough draws to make it onto the marquee. The store on the left was Harry Dine’s Mens Wear, a high-end shop from about 1940 into the 1950s.
Sid Grauman (in hat) and his usherettes in with orchestra leader Josiah Zuro (left) and (at right) Antonio and Catherine Cansino, relatives of Rita Hayworth. From Bison Archives.[Great Vanity Fair Article on Egyptian theaters in the