Talk:Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre

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Photo(s) requested[edit]

This article is mentioned at Wikipedia:WikiProject Southern California/Requested photos. BlankVerse 07:25, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

removing photo request. photos have been added Minnaert 00:18, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Wilshire and Western[edit]

I've removed the following line from the first paragraph:

In addition to the building's architectural significance, the construction of the Wiltern marked the beginning of the change in Wilshire Boulevard from a sleepy residential street to a busy commercial one and of Los Angeles from a city with a central core to one of many "centers."

As demonstration of the error of the statement, see this pre-Wiltern picture of the area from the L.A. Public Library's on-line photo collection: Wilshire and Western in 1929 The future site of the Wiltern is on the right, across Western Avenue. In fact, by the beginning of the 1930's, Wilshire and Western was already the busiest intersection in the city, and Wilshire Boulevard already the site of many large commercial buildings. See this PDF file: L.A. Transportation c1930s The Los Angeles area already had many dense commercial areas outside downtown by that time, too, though downtown was still the largest such center. Whyaduck 04:05, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Unnecessary list of acts[edit]

Since the Wiltern Theatre is an active and busy music venue, the list of acts it has hosted is constantly growing and has really gotten out of hand without adding anything to the article — in short, it looks like fancruft. In my opinion this entire paragraph should be removed and replaced with a shorter explanation that the theatre frequently hosts shows, period. Kevin Forsyth (talk) 20:26, 11 October 2008 (UTC)