Bijou (One Picture Book)
Bijou by Ave Pildas. This is number 25 of an edition of 500 copies in new condition, with tipped in original print. Signed on verso by Ave Pildas. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
“When I arrived in Hollywood in 1971, I was smitten by the sunshine and also the art deco cityscape. Prominent on her streets were the lavish movie palaces. First appearing in the 1920s, that were emblematic of the immense popularity of the movies and the importance of the movie industry to the economy of Southern California. The architects of the early movie theaters believed that the movie-going experience began on the sidewalk in front of the building where the movies were viewed. The box offices were the tiny stand-alone structure where tickets were sold. The elaborate little buildings, occupied by one or two ticket sellers, provided a preview to the opulent decoration of the interior, and reflected its style. I referred to these as 'bijou', the French word that translates as ʻjewelʼ.” — Ave Pildas.
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