Broadway's last movie palace, the Los Angeles Theatre, opened in 1931. Architect S. Charles Lee designed as if "Louis XVI were his client" and reimagined the Palace of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors. The focus of the grand staircase is a marble and crystal fountain decorated with gold leaf, walnut paneling, and crystal chandeliers.
For over 60 years, Montana Avenue’s commercial stretch was quaint. In true LA fashion, the street's rise in popularity became tense and territorial between residents and business owners. In a 2000 newspaper article, a retail leasing agent retorted on the tension, "They want to have their creme brulee and eat it too.”
Kayaks enter the decommissioned submarine tunnel. The concrete dock's reflection ripples from the gentle wake that accentuates the natural jewel tones of the Bay of Kotor.