La Tijera Theatre, Los Angeles. S. Charles Lee’s concept combines the flowing forms of Streamline Moderne, still considered the height of modernism, with the square modules and slim brick rectangular pylon borrowed from the International Style. Circa 1948.
The 1964-65 New York World's Fair IBM pavilion, designed by Charles Eames with Studio Saarinen, featured a suspended ovoid theatre over a canopy of steel trees, in which a multimedia show offered glimpses of the future.
Charles said of the many films he and Ray produced, "They’re not really films. They’re just attempts to get across an idea." That humble statement belies the extraordinary and elaborate efforts that characterize many Eames film presentations.