Golden Age of Movie Theaters 2023 Wall Calendar

Growing up just a few miles from the heart of Hollywood, artist Larry Grossman has, like so many of us, always loved
going to the movies, especially when it’s to a classic theatre. Whether Baroque, Art Deco, or pure fantasy in design, they were, and still are, the perfect place to feel like part of the action on the silver screen! In love with the styles of the 1930s-50s, Larry created these vivid images to transport us to a time when these fabulous theaters looked just as they did in the Golden Age of film!

This 2023 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Theaters featured in this edition include:
• Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood, CA, built in 1913, remodeled in 1936
• Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA, built in 1941
• Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, CA, built in 1931
• Star Theatre, Oceanside, CA, built in 1956
• Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA, built in 1949
• Crest Theatre, Westwood, CA, built in 1940
• Metro Theatre, San Francisco, CA, built in 1924, remodeled in 1941
• Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA, built in 1925, remodeled in 1940
• Vista Theatre, Los Feliz, CA, built in 1923, now owned by Quenton Tarrantino
• Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, CA, built in 1931
• Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA, built in 1941
• Fox Theatre, Westwood, CA, built in 1931, remodeled in 1949

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2022

9781631144530 TMP-4530

About Artist Larry Grossman
Artist Larry Grossman’s professional art career began when he bought an airbrush at age fifteen. He soon began painting and selling wild T-shirts at hot rod shows and events such as “The Teen-Age Fair” in Hollywood, often working for the legendary “King of the Car Kustomizers”, George Barris.
In 1967 Larry moved to Berkeley, where he graduated (majoring in film and photography) from CCAC Art School. An animation short film he single-handedly created as a senior won Grand Prize in several film festivals, and he later returned to CCAC to teach animation. In 1981 the Disney Studios enticed Larry back to L.A. to work as a designer on the studio’s landmark first-computerized film “TRON.” After that, Larry created airbrushed art on a free-lance basis for Disney, Warner Bros., and Dreamworks Studios, and also illustrated album covers for legendary musician Frank Zappa, among others.
In the mid 90’s Larry retired his trusty airbrush after becoming enthralled with the creative potential of the computer while working on the 1982 film “Tron.” Larry soon developed his current unique artistic process, which combines digital airbrushing with his own photography. The resulting images are distinctive, unique and striking, and often reflect Larry’s love for the styles of the 1930-50’s (Art Deco in particular). In addition, he owns a 1932 Ford hot rod and a 1961 Nash Metropolitan Convertible (he does all of his own work), and also collects and wears vintage clothes from those periods as well.
The art Larry creates through his current business, Retrovisions, is currently exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Museum of Neon Art, the National Hot Rod Museum, the Gene Autry Western Museum, and many airplane museum gift shops. In addition to self-publishing more than seventy-five posters, Larry has also created art for companies such as In-N-Out Burger and Bob’s Big Boy. He also accepts commissions from customers who want custom-tailored art featuring themselves, their airplanes, cars, or whatever.
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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in