Two of the busiest Los Angeles communities on Facebook, Alison Martino's Vintage Los Angeles and Tommy Gelinas' San Fernando Valley Relics, are joining forces to collect and preserve the old sign from the facade of the former Tiffany Theater on Sunset Strip. They have scored permits from the city of West Hollywood and will be out there at 9 a.m. to take down the sign. It will be moved to Gelinas' warehouse in North Hollywood where he is planning soon to open a museum of the San Fernando Valley culture and history relics that he owns. Gelinas previously took in the Henry's Tacos signage, if you remember all that brouhaha in Studio City from earlier this year.
Martino tells me that supporters are invited to come help take the sign down or to take video of the event. The Tiffany, which opened in 1966 and had one screen, is where a lot of people saw "Rocky Horror Picture Show" among other movies. It ended its time as a stage theater and acting workshop. The sign isn't neon or anything, but fans of the 1960s and 70s era in LA have warm feelings toward it.
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