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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE WESTERN MAGAZINE SECTION MAY PAGE FIVE May A veritable crown jewel in Holly woods diadem of magnificent and novel Grauman s Chi nese hailed as the most ornate playhouse in the world yet to be ded icated to structurally is com ready to be elaborately furnish ed for a spectacular opening early in The palatial edifice is a monument to the genius of Sid inter nationally famed as an artificer of magnificicnt playhouse as well as the peerless impresario of the picture play It represents the realiza tion of Grauman s dream of years to erect a theatre magnificent enough to provide a gorgeous setting for the greatest motion dramas or to be created in decades to Reflecting the most glorious per iod in architectural the ear ly Chinese and authentic in Structural Grauraans Chinese will be unveiled to the world with Cecil DeMilles preeminent screen The King of pressaged by Sid Graumaus supreme creation as a prologue as the initial Fronting on famed Hollywood Boul evard at Orchid Avenue in the very heart of the cinema capital of the all the mystery of the Orient is suggested by its towering minarets of burnished copper frowning in silent grandeur on one of the busiest thor oughfares of the A solid facade of 40 feet surmounted by four ornate ob presents the effect of a huge gate of entrance to a great oriental which opens to the view as a gigantic elliptical forecourt with 40 foot planted with full growM cocoa palms and rare tropical after the custom of the Chinese in bringing forestry and woodland liLo into the hearts of their Chinese vines and vcndure droop from Iho of the towering walls nid liaug from bronze while beneath on opposite sides of Hie two colossal fountain 10 feet fashioned to represent stone catch the spray from bronze gargoyles high illvnui nated at night by gorgeous jewelid lamps casting iridescent An orn ate and dainty pngoda garden forms Die box BOYS Money Write for 24 Beautiful Post Sell for l fu a When sold send us and keep No work just Wincholt Specially Box Wood lS CIUAKANTEE TTa will send this guaranteed American mado 16 nickel plated and wind watch Biggest bargain over If you order two Wo will pive you ono Agenta want Order Pay postman price plus on Money back Box 20 N Artists drawing of recently completed Graumans Theatre in with Sid internationally famed creator of palatial playhouses and impressario of pro loguepicture Based on the resplendent motifs of the early Chinese the Imposing edifice ta a veritable museum of oriental with an elliptical forecourt entrance rivalling In natural beauty the famed gardens of The amusement seating on one has one of the largest stages in the capable of staging the greatest productions of tho decades to It will open with Cecil DeMilles The King of In Another The massive but delicately fabri cated front of the reaching 90 feet above the like a ti tantio pagoda of the Chinese dynasties long bcior6 the time of King enhances the illusion crea ted in the court of entering another The bronze squarecut pagoda aged to the color of green is un derlaid by two immenseoctagonal piers coral rod enriched at their lofty summits by great wrought iron Underneath the roof and deep set between the piers is a mammoth stone dragon modeled in relict on a slab 30 feet Immediately in front of the a bronze statue of striking beauty symbolizes the human genius of po etry and while a surrounding aura of golden flames suggests the overburning fires of dramatic fancy and Directly beneath the statue is the entrance to the foyer of ihc theatre through intricately wrought lacquered This spacious vesti bule is flanked on four corners by gi gantic red lacquer four feet in reaching 30 feet to the The amazing effect created by these gorgeous pillars is magnified by the walls which encom pass the great foyer with a fairy world with and irides cent human figures and the master work of the painters artistry in soft color The flanking vestibules of the foy or rather its extension on each present an amazing reversal of the main the ceilings are of the same gorgeous red lacquer as the panelled and deco rated with silver flowers above plain walls of bright gold which transforms into gold through the radiance slied by a marvelous ceiling The main which seats one gives tho impres sion of entering a shrinQ of the time of the Five Emperors of the dynasty of when the world jras very The massive effect is created through two rows of colossal stone columns on each side of the octagonal in shape and seven feet in reaching the lofty These columns with the side walls form great corridors as side entrances to the producing the effect when first entered of gazing into in terminable with the colossal pillars opposed by the towering ornamented with silvered arbores ccnce on deep red in titanic propor AweInspiring The infinite detail of the great au ditorium and the massive but deli cately wrought scale in which it has been executed produces an awein spiring The center doily of the GO feet in is en twined with immense silver dragons in relief bordered with a circle of giant gold Extending to the sidcwalls are a myriad panels each presenting some fanciful scene of Chinese with and domestic animals and birds incorporated in ingenious de tail to hold the From the center is suspended a gi gantic chandelier of bronze in the form of a colossal round giv ing an effect of consummate gran deur by its extreme its only ornaments being rows of incan descent bulbs giving effort huge crystal The interior df the chandelier is a solid of light bulbs making possible a thousand different color The elaborate decorative features of the entire theatre come to a focus in the mighty proscenium arch over formed of gigantic with a supremo sculptural composi tion occupying its middle The central figure is a superb example of the sculptors creative em bodying in life sizo the Chinese am bassador of dramatic Be hind the figure is a gigantic bronze medallion incarnating he six immor tal philosophers of dramatic The stage is flanked by two gigan tic gold 30 feet clev erly wrought to suggest the evanes cent shimmering of sunlight upon The entire decorative scheme of the theatre Ls a color based on the one dominating color of all Chi nese interpreted in pale scarlet and ccral lac with complimentary hues to provide contrasting values and ac and and silver in their natural hues as princi pal Chinese artistry has combed thrv out tho world in selecting the furnish ings of the The carpets and rugs of the foyers were woven in Chi na after designs prepared to harmon Continued on page 11 WESTEX COTTON SCHOOL OPEN ITS SUMMKR TEUM IN TEXAS JUNE t Courso covers six thorough work fu classing and stapling routine cotton office The tuition is Can take State Exam ination in our class For further mall this coupon to WESTEX COTTON Koom New Fuhvilcr i OUy and
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