The Fox Carthay Circle Theatre playing host the premiere of the 1937 Shirley Temple movie, "Wee Willie Winkie." Shirley would have been at the height of her movie career . . . at the ripe old age of nine.
I think we’ve all seen plenty of shots taken at Hollywood movie premieres, but rarely have I seen one with such dramatic lighting. This was taken at the Carthay Circle Theatre for the premiere of “All This And Heaven Too” in July 1940. Look at those long shadows and shafts of light. I’m guessing the photographer was standing at the top of the Carthay Circle’s tower.