Monday, May 23, 2011

Faded Beauty

Check out my column at Patch today. I finally delved into the history of the Rialto and let me just say this: our beloved old queen has quite a story. (The column should post sometime this morning.)

13 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Just the word Rialto conjures up a sense of intrigue, as its name is based on the bridge in Italy, spanning the canal. Can't wait to read your article.

Dixie Jane said...

I too am anxious to read your article on the Rialto.

TheChieftess said...

Great photo of the Rialto sign!!! Looking forward to reading the article!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I've read the article and it's wonderful

Michelle said...

I couldn't get Patch to take my password. Amazing work on the Rialto piece. Get out there and raise awareness for our beautiful theater.

Green Guy said...

What a great piece on South Pas Patch! LA Observed should make note of it. Don't they love all the old LA stuff?

Great work, Laurie.

Anonymous said...

We had fun at Garfield Park. Sorry you missed the party.

Gma and Gpa

Emerald said...

Looking a little ratty since I lived in SoPas!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful piece at Patch. Hope the whole town reads it and takes action.

scott said...

Laurie, thanks for taking the time to call attention to the Rialto. It's a great story, and maybe the right eyes will read it and get involved with The Rialto - Act II.

Laurie said...

Thank you, everyone.

Gary said...

Laurie, you have some mighty impressive archival finds there!
Where did you do your research?

noelle said...

As a kid growing up in So. Pas., the Rialto owners would show free movies and cartoons every summer Wednesday afternoon. It was a great way to keep all the kids off the streets during the summer, at least one day a week. It was THE Happening Place!