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Mural artist John Gabriel Beckman, already famous for his work at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, was hired to design all ofrepparttar interior and exterior artwork. Beckman wanted his exterior images to be executed in tile. However, he ran out of time, so they were painted. A contemporary restoration ofrepparttar 140514 entrance saw his feature mural of Aphrodite rising fromrepparttar 140515 sea finally executed all in tile.

Wrigley’s budget forrepparttar 140516 design and construction ofrepparttar 140517 Casino was $600,000, but he ended up spending $2 million. He must surely have been committed to keeping Ada and her sisters happily dancing.

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The Avalon Theater wasrepparttar 140524 first theater specifically designed forrepparttar 140525 new sound movies, “talkies". The domed ceilings of bothrepparttar 140526 theater andrepparttar 140527 ballroom make for perfect acoustics; no electronic amplification needed. A tour guide stands onrepparttar 140528 stage and speaks in a normal voice; we hear her perfectly inrepparttar 140529 last row. Behind her isrepparttar 140530 original fire curtain fromrepparttar 140531 1929 Casino opening. The title ofrepparttar 140532 mural onrepparttar 140533 fire curtain is “The Flight of Fancy Westward".

Avalon Casino and Museum Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Adults $14.50; Seniors $13.; Children $7.25 Museum alone Adults $4.00; Seniors $3; Children 6-15 $1.00.

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