Los Angeles, CA: Mark Taper Forum / Ahmanson Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: California
City: Los Angeles
Location: 135 North Grand Avenue

Complex of two theatres, built 1962-1967 by Welton Becket & Associates as part of the "Los Angeles Music Center".

Mark Taper Forum: Opened 9 April 1967. Named in honour of the American businessman, Mark Taper (1902-1994), a major donor. 2008 rebuilding by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Operated by the "Center Theatre Group". 739 seats.

Ahmanson Theatre: Opened 12 April 1967. Named in honour of the American businessman Howard F. Ahmanson Sr. (1906-1968), a major donor. Used for plays and musicals. 2084 seats.

Links: www.musiccenter.org, www.centertheatregroup.org, Wikipedia: Mark Taper Forum, Wikipedia: Ahmanson Theatre

Los Angeles, CA: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion / Mark Taper Forum Picture: architectural model of Dorothy Chandler Pavilon (left) and Mark Taper Forum / Ahmanson Theatre (right)
Reverse Text: "Music Center for the Performing Arts. Located in the Los Angeles Civic Center. One of the largest and most modern cultural complexes in the world. It will ultimately include the Center Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Pavilion."
Publisher: Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles; L-148
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Los Angeles, CA: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion / Mark Taper Forum Picture: left: aerial view with of Los Angeles Music Center with Dorothy Chandler Pavilon (left) and Mark Taper Forum / Ahmanson Theatre (right)
Front Text: "The Los Angeles Music Center and the Hollywood Freeway Stack"
Reverse Text: "Spectacular aerial view of the Civic Center area of Los Angeles. The world famous music center complex on left and the 4-level Hollywood Freeway Stack Interchange at top right."
Publisher: Mitock & Sons, North Hollywood CA; Dexter Press; DT-646420-C; 1970
Typeize: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from California to Strasbourg (France), 1974

Los Angeles, CA: Mark Taper Forum / Ahmanson Theatre Picture: left: Ahmanson Theatre, right: Mark Taper Forum
Front Text: "Mark Taper Forum", "Ahmanson Theatre - Los Angeles"
Reverse Text: "Mark Taper Forum. Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center of Los Angeles County", "Welton Becket Architects & Engineers"
Publisher: Mitock & Sons, North Hollywood
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Los Angeles to Lugano (Switzerland), 1968

Los Angeles, CA: Mark Taper Forum Front Text: "Los Angeles Civic Center"
Reverse Text: "View of Los Angeles Civic Center Square. The Mark Taper Theater which is part of the Music Center can be seen also."
Publisher: Western Publ. & Nov. Co., Los Angeles; Curteichcolor; 7DK-389
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Los Angeles, CA: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion / Mark Taper Forum Picture: left: Dorothy Chandler Pavilon, right: Mark Taper Forum
Reverse Text: "The Music Center. A portion of the beautiful new Music Center can be seen. This Center includes the Pavilion, the Center Theater and the Mark Taper Forum."
Publisher: Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles; L-257
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Los Angeles, CA: Mark Taper Forum Reverse Text: "A beautiful view of the interior of the Mark Taper Forum which is part of the Los Angeles Music Center. This Center includes the Pavilion, the Center Theater and the Mark Taper Forum."
Publisher: Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles; L-259
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Los Angeles, CA: Mark Taper Forum / Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Picture: view from Mark Taper Forum towards Dorothy Chandler Pavilon
Front Text: "Los Angeles Music Center"
Reverse Text: "Los Angeles Music Center. Specatcular view from the fountain lagoon surrounding the Mark Taper Forum showing the magnificent Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the backhround."
Publisher: Mitock & Sons, North Hollywood; Dexter Press; DR-73173-C
br> Size: Modern
Sent: from Los Angeles to San Antonio TX, 1972

Los Angeles, CA: Mark Taper Forum Front Text: "Civic Center"
Reverse Text: "Civic Center. Los Angeles, California. Showing the towering City Hall, Music Center, and the Water and Power Building, with the Hollywood Freeway in the foreground."
Publisher: Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles; CL-49
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Los Angeles, CA: Mark Taper Forum Picture: view towards Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre
Front Text: "Los Angeles"
Reverse Text: "Los Angeles, California. The Music Center opened in 1969, was the site for the Academy Awards for Years. The complex includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum (featured in the center), Ahmanson Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is in the background to the right."
Publisher: Luna Bay Productions, Long Beach CA; No. C146
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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