Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Cafe society

 The Angus McBean photograph that was flashed on the screen of the Academy Cinema to  promote the adjoining Pavilion Cafe

The Lost Pavilion

The Pavilion Restaurant in Oxford Street designed by Angus McBean in 1951.
As it appeared in the May, 1988 issue of The World of Interiors.

Now playing: Jean Michel Jarre - Touch To Remember


Blue said...

I remember these photographs when they first appeared in WoI - an astonishing twenty-three years ago.

Was it not McBean that played all the characters in the photograph?

David Toms said...

What a wonderful space! Would love to experience the anbiance!

HOBAC said...

Blue - No, it was his partner David Ball. Ball also helped with the interior.

HOBAC said...

DT - it was proposed for conservation as an example of a Festival of Britain interior, but sadly the proposal was not supported.

John J. Tackett said...

I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite element, but I am wild about the pineapple-in-urn finials! __ The Devoted Classicist