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Roger Delfont was no stranger to Los Angeles; he opened a jewelery store in Beverly Hills around 1976 and remained there for a number of years. During that time, Roger dated and was briefly engaged to various women in 'the picture business', as he refered to it. His other love affair was the city itself... the bleak emptiness of downtown on a Sunday, as the early evening sun hit the buildings... a cool breezy drive up the coast toward Malibu, the leafy enclave of Laurel Canyon with its heady, acoustic aroma... or the exotic scene on the Sunset Strip - complete with dragsters and pill-popping freaks.

Roger moved back to Britain for the next decade or so, but never forgot the city that had the melody and the beat.


How the Center Theater, above, and Mark Taper Forum, below, will appear when they join The Pavilion in a three-unit complex forming The Music Center. Both theaters will be joined as a unit by a graceful 48 ft. high colonnade which will surround them. The Forum will rise from a 175-ft. square reflecting pool. Main floor will be covered with dark granit blocks similar to those of The Pavilion. The Center Theater will have its front enclosed by a wall of glass extending the full 73 ft. of this five level structure. The glass will give patrons opportunity to view a massive mural to be created on the face of the Form.

Los Angeles Times
Music Center - A Living Memorial to Peace.
December 6, 1964

Architect's rendering of projected Music Center, to be new home of Los Angeles offerings of grand and light opera, symphony concerts, ballet and recitals. The building will be on a hilltop just west of courthouse.

Los Angeles Times
Music Center - A Living Memorial to Peace.
December 6, 1964

The three-building complex with central plaza is pictured in this aerial photograph looking toward the Hollywood hills. The front, or Wilshire, side and the east and west approaches are surrounded by water, so that the gleaming white buildings appear as enormous jewels set in a placid blue frame. The museum occupies over 7 acres.

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Art Museum
March 28, 1965

Sculptured qualities of concrete and marble are expressed in view, at left, from plaza area in front of the Leo S. Bing Center. Ahmanson Gallery at left and the Lytton Gallery at the right.

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Art Museum
March 28, 1965

A full view of the 85-ft. high atrium showing all four levels and glass top. Natural light floods these galleries to the most desirable degree. On dark days the luminous ceiling simulates sunlight.

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Art Museum
March 28, 1965

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