On this day: The Hollywood Bowl Opened

Friday, 11th July 2014 by

On July 11, 1922, the Hollywood Bowl opened. Although less formal performances had been held in this natural amphitheatre for a few years (Wikipedia has a photo of a female duo playing on a stage consisting of a barn door), the LA Philharmonic officially opened the venue on this date. The original concrete 'shell' stage was built in 1929, but in 2003 the larger one shown here was constructed.

Hollywood Bowl