Very close call for LA Wicked

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Very close call for LA Wicked#1
Posted: 4/30/08 at 1:15pm
Very close call for LA Wicked

The fire this morning took out then building beside the Pantages (Vine Street is between them, thank god). The fire destroyed Basque a bar used in the movie "Ocean's 11). In the 80s and 90s it was The Hollywood Brown Derby.

In the photo Basque is # 3. The Pantages is 1,2,4. The whole block is one unit.

I suppose the matinée of Wicked will be canceled and probably tonight's performance as there are fire vehicles everywhere and the smoke smell is horrific.

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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#2
Posted: 4/30/08 at 1:24pm
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#2
Posted: 4/30/08 at 1:29pm
Hot mess!

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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#3
Posted: 4/30/08 at 1:38pm
Tranny mess.

Which photo are you referring to?
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#4
Posted: 4/30/08 at 1:55pm
Hollywood is such a disgusting, dirty mess that a fire could be beneficial. You know, like those pinecones that can't release their seeds unless there's enough heat.
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#5
Posted: 4/30/08 at 2:09pm
Well, they're trying to clean up.

So happy Pantages wasn't destroyed. I wanna see LEGALLY BLONDE in August 2009! It's such an amazing and ornate, old theatre. I also think Los Angeles should clean up the area leading up to El Capitan Theatre and H&H.


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Posted: 4/30/08 at 2:25pm
Close call...so glad we didn't lose this architectural gem. I love those old cinema palaces. The Pantages is such a gorgeous place.

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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#7
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:18pm
Looks to me like there was a huge building that would have had to burn before the Pantages would have been in any real danger, but whatever...
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#8
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:22pm
CATSNYrevival -- I noticed the exact same thing, but I wasn't going to touch on that at all. re: Very close call for LA Wicked
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#9
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:25pm
The Pantages is connected to the huge building, which, if memory serves, is being Condod. The entire are is under a massive reno and it is not the armpit that several here seem to think.
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#10
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:32pm
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Found these on the web at:
http://www.tndwest.com/hollywoodvine.html

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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#11
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:32pm
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#12
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:38pm
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Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:39pm
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#14
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:45pm
HAH!

I don't think it was in any real danger...
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#15
Posted: 4/30/08 at 3:55pm
yeah, i still don't miss that town
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#16
Posted: 4/30/08 at 4:29pm
The Pantages at no time was in danger from this fire nor were any of the buildings on Hollywood EAST of Vine.
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#17
Posted: 4/30/08 at 4:41pm
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#18
Posted: 4/30/08 at 4:47pm
is the wicked matinee canceled? evening? if not i dont see how this is even worth discussing here.
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#19
Posted: 4/30/08 at 4:57pm
Per Jerry at the Pantages box office:

There was never a matinee today and the 8pm evening show is on as usual. They were never in any threat at any time. He also added that the fire was no where near the theatre.
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#20
Posted: 4/30/08 at 5:02pm
allofmylife has been PWNED.


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Posted: 4/30/08 at 5:08pm
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#22
Posted: 4/30/08 at 5:21pm
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#23
Posted: 4/30/08 at 8:29pm
I this had happened four days earlier, there WOULD have been danger. As someone on the KTLA morning news said "This was the BEST DAY POSSIBLE for such a fire" because the humidity was so high. Four days earlier it was bone dry. There would have been burning embers in the air. The Pantages is less thjan 500 feet away, with a huge flat roof, lots of old construction and TONS of combustable construction material next door.

So it WAS, as I said, a close call.
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re: Very close call for LA Wicked#24
Posted: 4/30/08 at 8:45pm
Just imagine if WICKED had been playing at the very spot it is playing now in Chicago on December 30, 1903, nearly 600 lives of men, women and children would have been lost in a fire. Such a close call!
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