Carthay Circle theater statue in Los Angeles

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Carthay Circle theater statue in Los Angeles

Postby nichols » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:28 pm

A great 1920s bronze miner statue that had originally been located across from the Carthay Circle theater was stolen recently and sold for scrap. Apparently, high metal prices have led to a string of art thefts. This $125,000 piece was worth $900 as a quarter ton of metal. This story appears to have a happy ending, but beware of those brazen brass thieves.
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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:11 am

Where is it located in Carthay Circle?

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Postby nichols » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:47 am

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Can I just praise Chris Nichols's reportage here?
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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:41 am

Hip Hip!

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Postby nichols » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:32 am

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Miner statue comes home to Carthay Circle
5:21 PM, January 6, 2009


The 6-foot bronze miner statue stolen last February from the Carthay Circle area and later recovered from a Los Angeles scrapyard is back on familiar ground, where it will be fully installed in the next two weeks, city officials said today...

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Carthay Circle theater statue in Los Angeles

Postby Mark London » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:22 pm

Thanks Chris!
Sure would be nice if they restored his original place and setting.

If anyone grew up there like I did, I started a facebook group called "Carthay Circle History"

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43899821841


Come on in, chat and share some pics!

There are other amazing LA groups I've discovered there too (like Beverly Park and even a group for Andre's on Fairfax & 3rd!)

~ ML ~
"Parking killed Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood" - Rodney Bingenheimer


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