WILLIAM WOOLLETT, THE THEATRE ARCHITECT, DREW INSPIRATION FROM THE BOOK, “KING OF THE GOLD RIVER.” IMAGES FROM THE BOOK CAN BE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING
The Million Dollar Theatre was the first of Grauman’s LA theaters. It was followed by the Egyptian and Chinese theaters in Hollywood.
The building’s architect, Albert C. Martin Sr., was a notable Los Angeles architect who commissioned a number of buildings including City Hall.
William Lee Woollett designed the theater, drawing inspiration from the English fairy tale “King of the Gold River.” Images from the book can be seen in details on the organ.
The theater has been featured in a few films shot on location including “Blade Runner” (1982) and the 2011 silent film “The Artist.”