Monday, February 16, 2015

Lido Isle Art Deco Theater

Southern California has the best Old Hollywood history, as this is where glamour was born. Our favorite eras and styles are instilled all through this golden state.  Ashlyn and I wanted to take a stroll through Lido Isle of Newport Beach this warm winter afternoon.  Small in size with only some 850 homes, it is packed with art deco, cape cod, and mid century modern design.  

Although I grew up close to Lido, and have visited frequently, I still find myself finding another vintage gem time after time.  Of course, as we often do, we both showed up in sleeveless day dresses in shades of pink, complete with long soft curls for our walk. When driving to Lido Isle or the Balboa Peninsula, you must take a glance or even pull over to see the historic Lido Theater. 

 As Lido Isle gained its momentum in the 1930's as a hot spot for the rich, the Lido Theater opened with its first film, featuring a silver screen local… Bette Davis!  For decades, the theater was painted pink and teal, and only recently was given a new paint job, but lets take a step back and remember what it was like pink. The picture below the pink is current day, and that week happened to have a Rat Pack Tribute artist on the marquee, which of course we loved!

Tara x  


Original Lido 
Current Day


Tara at the Ticket Booth
Florals on Florals 
Ashlyn at the Ticket Booth 

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