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Dick Whittington for Norman Bel Geddes and Co.
Ambassador Hotel
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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 592, Ambassador Hotel, 1948-1950

Summary: Bel Geddes's master plan with architect Paul R. Williams for J. Myer Schine's Los Angeles hotel included new cottages, as well as remodels of the lobby, ballroom, bar, and dining room.


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Box/Location Folder Description
oversize box 10 592.1 Report and Recommendations ... presentation book.
box 47 592.1 Client Correspondence Sep1948-Aug1949.
box 47 592.2 Design program Dec1948, Mar1949. 5 photostats of plot plan and ballroom rendering.
box 47 592.3 7 Sketches, 4 blueprints.
box 47 592.4 Publicity --- Clippings 1949-1950.
oversize box 5 592.2 Publicity --- 4 photostats and photostat negatives.
photo box 19 592.1 32 Photographs of cottages under construction 1949, and neighborhood houses.
flat file 592.1 1 Blueprint of Bldg. 1 (New Cottages).
flat file 592.2 5 Blueprints of sketches of Wilshire Wing.
flat file 592.3 2 Renderings of Lobby.
damaged flat files, drawer 13 592.1 13 Drawings, 9 blueprints preliminary plan and elevation sketches. 39 Drawings, 4 blueprints, 1 photostat, 1 rendering landscape, lobby, Embassy Room, Casino, Moderne Room.
damaged flat files, drawer 13 592.2 13 Drawings, 10 blueprints Bungalows. 13 Blueprints New Cottages. 4 Drawings Wilshire Garage. 74 Photostats of drawings and sketches.
damaged flat files, drawer 13 592.3 31 Blueprints of existing structure 1920.

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