Fabulous Fox on Peachtree Street

© Susan Williams

Fabulous Fox on Peachtree Street

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 11/24/2013 1:15:02 PM

Watched many a concert there. Thanks for the memories, Susan. #1553787

Susan Williams level-deluxe 11/24/2013 11:11:05 PM

Original. #10906568

Jeffrey R. Bange 11/25/2013 8:57:07 PM

What an awesome capture Susan, reminds me of an old pen and ink drawing. #10907148

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Originally designed in the late 1920s as headquarters for the 5,000-member Shriners organization, Atlanta's Fox Theater opened as the Great Depression began. Having survived the Depression, foreclosure, bankruptcy, competition, urban development and age, it now is a designated National Historic Landmark.

An early reviewer for the Atlanta Journal described "a picturesque and almost disturbing grandeur beyond imagination with an indoor Arabian courtyard, a sky of flickering stars and magically drifting clouds, a spectacular striped canopy overhanging the balcony, and stage curtains depicting mosques and Moorish rulers in hand sewn sequins and rhinestones." Yet with all its excessive ornamentation, the Fox maintained a sense of tastefulness and never appeared overstated. Over 300 performances a year are booked in the auditorium.

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