Photo Flash: JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'

On Thursday, June 28th, Los Angeles theatre lovers were given a gift of a very rare and unique experience that took them back in time, when the Broadway theatre scene in downtown Los Angeles used to rival that of New York's Great White Way. An eclectic list of Hollywood representatives have been known to take Red Lines walking tours of the silver screen capital's Hollywood Boulevard. It was an equally impressive list of individuals who gathered for the recent tour of Broadway theatres, including Joanne Worley, Erin Murphy, Michael Learned, and many others.  Check out the photos below.

For years the downtown theatres have been closed to the public and now (with recent renovations underway) an eclectic group including Michael Learned, George Chakiris, Joanne Worley, Kate Linder, Tippi Hedren, Ilene Graff, Ben Lazarone, Dee Wallace, Romi Dames, Remi Lyons, Lee Purcell, Erin Murphy, Stanley Livingston, and celebrated artist, Andre Miripolsky, among others were allowed to go inside six or the still existing twenty-three venues, including the United Artists, Los Angeles, Palace, Tower, Warner and the Orpheum Theatres with a quick stop at the Lowes “State” theatre that is now being used as a church until their lease expires, upon which it will be restored as a performing venue. Some of these theatres have storefronts now, but the theatre themselves actually still exist, in all their dusty glory, behind them.

Among some of the many discoveries were on the tour included: artworks in the United Artists Theatre featuring founders Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin in depictions of good, while their competitors are featured on the opposite wall as evil; a hidden away image of Charlie Chaplin taking his best friend, Albert Einstein, to the Los Angeles Theatre for the opening of City Lights; LA's original and oldest Orpheum Theatre, the home theatre to Sophie Tucker, Harry Houdini and others, and much more.

Photo Credits: Bill Dow

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Film crew shooting a scene out of 1945 on Broadway

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Stanley Livingston and Erin Murphy

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tony Hoover, Deirdre Ryan, Ilene Graff, Alex Calderwood, Joanne Worley

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Dee Wallace, Lee Purcell and Kate Linder

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Joanne Worley

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Orpheum Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Steve Needleman

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tippi Hedren, Kate Linder, Steve Needleman, Dee Wallace and Lee Purcell

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Romi Dames, Remi Lyon and Tippi Hedren

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tony Hover

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Palace Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Palace Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Joanne Worley

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tower Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tower Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tower Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Los Angeles Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Joanne Worley

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Kelsey Collins, Romi Dames and Erin Murphy

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Carol Boll

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tippi Hedren

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tour members

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Michael Hernandez, Tony Hoover, Tippi Hedren, Ed Baney and B. Harlan Boll

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Theatre photo of Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin at opening of “City Lights�

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'
Tour on stage at the Los Angeles Theatre

Photo Flash:  JoAnne Worley, Erin Murphy and More Tour 'The Lost Broadway'




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