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Fox Theatre
by Janice McDonald


Overview - Even beyond Atlanta, this amazing, Moorish-style icon is known by most not by its legal name, the Fox Theatre, but as the Fabulous Fox. Constructed in the late 1920s as a temple for the Yaarab Shrine, the imposing yellow-brick building was designed to out Baghdad Baghdad in its elaborate Middle Eastern appearance.  Read more...

 
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    Published: 2012-11-01
    Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
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Overview
Even beyond Atlanta, this amazing, Moorish-style icon is known by most not by its legal name, the Fox Theatre, but as the Fabulous Fox. Constructed in the late 1920s as a temple for the Yaarab Shrine, the imposing yellow-brick building was designed to out Baghdad Baghdad in its elaborate Middle Eastern appearance. But the onion-domed exterior with its faux prayer towers is nothing compared to the elaborate interior. Movie mogul William Fox leased the auditorium from the Shriners in 1929, transforming it into a movie palace like no other. The theater became a place of spectacular premieres and world-class performances until changing times threatened its very existence in the 1970s. The campaign to Save the Fox proved more dramatic than some of the performances that graced Fox s own stage. Today, the Fabulous Fox is one of Atlanta s best-known and most cherished landmarks."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738594491
  • ISBN-10: 0738594490
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 128

Series: Images of America

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