Above is the Aquarius Theater in 1970. It was painted psychedelic for the opening of Hair. But before it was the Aquarius it was many different incarnations. Below was it's first manifestation, The Earl Carroll Theater.
Earol Carroll's 1939
The Moulin Rouge 1961
In 1938 the Earl Carroll Theatre supper club opened on the Sunset Strip. A wall of movie star signatures and a large neon likeness of entertainer Beryl Wallace faced Sunset Boulevard, in what was then a hopping part of nighttime Hollywood near the Palladium and the NBC radio studios. The nightclub later became (loosely in order) the Moulin Rouge. In 1966 Phil Spector filmed The Big TNT Show, "when the IN crowd turned out to see the IN show." Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, The Byrds, Joan Baez and Ike and Tina Turner were among the acts, while Frank Zappa was spotted in the audience. The Club changed owners again in 1966 and was renamed the "Hullabaloo" . In 1967 the classic building got a phychedelic paintjob and became"Aquarius Theater," where The Doors once performed. "Star Search" also made its home there in the 80's. Nickelodeon signed lease in 1997 and the structure still remains.);