That beautiful 950-seat theatre was the Marquis Theatre, opened in 1925 at 9038 Melrose Avenue just east of Doheny Drive in a Los Angeles town called Sherman, now known as West Hollywood.
The theatre was purchased by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946 as their headquarters, and the 1948 Oscar ceremony was held there. “Hamlet” won Best Picture, Lawrence Olivier won Best Actor playing the Dane, and Jane Wyman won Best Actress for “Johnny Belinda” and divorced Ronald Reagan that same year.
The theatre was demolished in 1976 to build this office building and parking lot…
The two theatre seats below, in your Chexy’s personal collection, are all that remain of the Marquis Theater.in Chexy's Objects, Real Gone Places, awards, little known facts, white buildings