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Hollywood Playhouse

2004 Photo from the Ken Roe collection.
1735 Vine St
Hollywood (Los Angeles) CA

Record #16033  
 Opened: 1927
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Night Club
Capacity: 1178 seats
Architect(s): HL Gogerty & Weyl
Architectural Style(s): Spanish Colonial
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: El Capitan

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe & William French Jr.

This theater opened as the Hollywood Playhouse, a legitimate theatre. It later became a radio studio theatre and was renamed "El Capitan" in 1942 (when the original El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard was renamed Paramount). It later went back to radio studio theatre use, eventually becoming the Hollywood Palace nightclub from 1980.

This is the place that was converted not only into a radio studio, put this is where many of the greatest TV shows in history were filmed. From Texaco Star Theatre to This Is Your Life and finally The Hollywood Palace, the Hollywood Playhouse is truely a major piece of American History.

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2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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Last featured 6/12/2005. Last edited 3/6/2010.

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