Sinatra…Streisand…Horowitz…Heifetz…they’ve all played the Hollywood Bowl. So have the Beatles, Leonard Bernstein, Mickey Rooney. Baryshnikov has danced there. Nat King Cole, Billie Holliday, Elton John, Al Jolson and Judy Garland have headlined star-studded shows at the Bowl.
An outdoor amphitheater in a magnificent climate, the Bowl has come to symbolize Southern California–its glamour, romance, fun and great performing tradition. Its signature arched proscenium, known worldwide, has evolved through the years with the creative assistance of three of architecture’s luminaries; Myron Hunt, Lloyd Wright, the eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright, and most recently, internationally famous architect Frank Gehry created the fiberglass spheres that hang from the Bowl’s shell.
This large-format colorful, elegant book captures the history, spirit and legend of the Hollywood Bowl through a series of essays written by experts in various fields such as dance, opera, recording arts and jazz. Each chapter is luxuriously illustrated by photographs and illustrations carefully culled from historical archives. Otto Rothschild, staff photographer for the Philharmonic for 40 years, left behind a dazzling collection of breathtaking photographs of legendary artists never before published. A fabulous gift book, this work is also historically rigorous for the performing arts aficionado.