AKA: Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Radio Playhouse, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA; Montalbán, Ricardo, Theatre Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Hunt and Chambers, Architects (firm); Harold Coulson Chambers Sr. (architect); Myron Hubbard Hunt (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926-1927

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1615 North Vine Street
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Opening in 01/19/1927, the WIlkes Brothers' Wilkes' Vine Street Theatre was an early venue for Broadway-style theatrical productions in Los Angeles. It was converted to use as a motion picture exhibition venue in 1931, but by 1953, the profligate A & P grocery store heir, Huntington Hartford, bought the building and returned it to use as a live theatre, known, eponymously. The foundation of actor Ricardo Montalbán bought the property in 1999, and again utilized the facility for live theatre, specializing in shows by Latino writers and directors.

PCAD id: 12499