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The New York Times: Second Act for the Temple of the Stars

August 19, 2013

Brenda Levin discusses the Wilshire Boulevard Temple's theatrical renovation.

Published in The New York Times
August 18, 2013
By Adam Nagourney

"It was known as the Temple of the Stars: a soaring sanctuary capped by a 100-foot-wide Byzantine dome, built by Hollywood moguls on the eve of the Depression and splashed with the kind of pizazz one might expect at a movie palace rather than a synagogue... "It’s very much Hollywood,” said Brenda Levin, the architect who oversaw the renovation. "One of the first things you notice when you come in here is there is no center aisle. And why is there no center aisle? Why would you get rid of center seats? They are the best seats in the house."

Ms. Levin, who has overseen many of the top historical restorations that have taken place in this city, took a few steps across the floor as workers hammered in the background."

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