December 7, 2016

The Hollywood Ford Theatres – Giroux Glass’ Part in a Legacy

The stunning setting of Hollywood Ford Theatres began 96 years ago, with a simple play. Inspired by Christine Wetherill Stevenson’s “The Pilgrimage Play,” John Anson Ford saw potential in the rugged beauty of the Cahuenga Pass. Ford and Mrs. Chauncey D. Clark purchased the land along with that on which the Hollywood Bowl now sits. Being Hollywood, of course, a wealth of talent called this summer production home until the original wooden structure was destroyed by a brush fire in October of 1929. The theatre was reconstructed into what is now today’s theatre – a poured concrete design in the style [...]