The Fabulous Fox

We probably take it for granted, because if you live in ATLANTA or even GEORGIA, chances are you’ve visited the FOX for a production of some kind!  I’ve been there for movies, broadway shows, concerts, and I thought I had seen it all…..   But I hadn’t seen it all or maybe I saw it but didn’t know the story behind it.  If you ever have the opportunity, take the tour!  I recommend it!

Only thing I really hated to miss was The Mighty Mo – the big organ that fills the FOX with beautiful music.  There was a set up for a production and the lift system for the organ couldn’t be used this particular day because of the production.  Bummer!

Picture 1The Fox is absolutely FABULOUS!  But it’s had a rocky history, starting with its grand opening on Christmas Day, 1929.  It was quite unusual with it’s Moorish architecture and Egyptian influences.  If you will note the date, it happened to be a short time from the stock market crash! But the SAVE THE FOX campaign in the 70’s literally saved this historical building from destruction for a parking lot, for all of us to enjoy over the many years and for years to come!

Picture 2

The theater was originally planned as part of a large Shrine Temple as evidenced by its Moorish design.  Read more about the colorful history here….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Theatre_(Atlanta,_Georgia)

Recently, our Atlanta Designer’s Network (a professional design organization in the Atlanta area, boasting 35 members)took a tour of the Fabulous Fox and got the “nitty gritty” details from our Fabulous tour guide, and with photography allowed, I can share more Fabulous-ness with you!

I wish that I could share more pictures but they didn’t all turn out well with the lighting and my iPhone camera lens!

The Fabulous Fox logo is repeated over and over throughout the FOXThe Fabulous Fox logo is repeated over and over throughout the FOX.

Beautiful and comfortable seating with the architectural elements highlighted in the backgroundBeautiful and comfortable seating with the architectural elements highlighted in the background.

Attention to details are not lost here....including plackets that acknowledge contributions to SAVE THE FOX!Attention to details are not lost here….including plackets that acknowledge contributions to SAVE THE FOX!

None of the architectural elements have changed.....coloers are the same too!None of the architectural elements have changed…..colors are the same too!

Details, details!None of the architectural elements have changed…..coloers are the same too!

Details of a window in one of the ballrooms....Details of a window in one of the ballrooms….

Of course the upholstery has been updated but this settee is original, and the fabric is a reproduction of the original. And the wall detail again, makes a nice backdrop!Of course the upholstery has been updated but this settee is original, and the fabric is a reproduction of the original. And the wall detail again, makes a nice backdrop!

A close up of the Heat:AC centilation.....they thought of everything with the building of this iconic Atlanta giant! No detail was overlooked

A close up of the Heat/AC centilation…..they thought of everything with the building of this iconic Atlanta giant! No detail was overlooked.

LOVE this chair! Look at the details on the walls, finials and of course the carpet has the logo again.....

LOVE this chair! Look at the details on the walls, finials and of course the carpet has the logo again……

It was a very fun day filled with interesting tidbits!

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