Thursday, June 23, 2011
Can't Stop The Muses
The Hollywood Bowl "Muse" Fountain in Los Angeles, Ca.
The George Stanley Fountain was built in 1940 (sculptor George Stanley was also the designer of the Academy Award statuette) and features stylized representations of the muses of Music (top photo), Dance (below) and drama (Ok, so I missed that one).
A table-sized reproduction of the fountain appears in the 1980 motion picture, "Xanadu" (Sonny Malone's apartment). The cult roller disco musical makes extensive use of the Streamline Moderne design style in its art direction and production design.