Odeon Leicester Square~ interiors photo album 1937.

Odeon Leicester Square

24-26 Leicester Square,

London, WC2H 7JY

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Glass etchings on the main entrance doors

Brilliantly lit for the opening movie

The splendid staircase drop light fitting.

The exit to the foyer, Odeon cinema, Leicester Square

Auditorium at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London, 1937. The auditorium features the typical Art Deco combination of curved and straight lines.

The auditorium viewed from the stage.

The expanse of the cinema as viewed from the rear circle.

The now famous safety curtain, with design and colour influence of Lillian Deutsch.

The John Compton organ console, with it’s curved illuminated side panels and seat designed by Andrew Mather and

Curves and the golden “flying ladies”, guiding the eye towards the stage.

Raymond Briton Riviere, the designer of the nymphs’ or the golden “Flying Ladies” of the Odeon Leicester was inspired by the actress, dancer and songwriter, Annette Mills for his creation.

Annette was the sister of film star, John Mills. Although her face maybe still familiar to some, Annette Mills was an early TV star in her own right. Click on her picture to reveal what she was famously known for.

She was famously known on early television. Click this picture to unveil her other role~

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