Sid Grauman and Mount Lowe II
A second tourist information card from Sid Grauman has surfaced, this one from 1924. Obviously he still loved Mount Lowe and continued to claim it one of the three greatest sites in California. This one came out in 1924 shortly after the opening of the Douglas Fairbanks film, Thief of Bagdad, directed by Raoul Walsh. Back in June 2008 the American Film Institute named its 10 Top 10 movies, and The Thief of Bagdad was among them.
Information to Tourists
You must not miss seeing the 3 Greatest Sights in California
The Orange Empire
Mt. Lowe with its observatory
Douglas Fairbanks, “The Thief of Bagdad” at the Egyptian Theatre
The back side of the card (2.5″ by 4.5″) shows the distances from Los Angeles to outlying areas from Alhambra to Wilmington, and, of course, Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, highlighted in red.
Michael Patris Collection