The Alexandria's grand staircase and landing leading to the former balcony are decorated with Art Deco reliefs. Their metallic finishes catch the light in different ways as the viewer moves past them, making it impossible to capture their interactive nature in a single photograph. This relief shows a pair of classical Greek warriors. Greek themes were often associated in Art Deco with fine arts, and the Alexandria's decor celebrated cinematography as a modern art form whose finest exemplars could stand alongside the great works of the classical tradition.
Image: Phaeton photo by Anderson Gin.
Page updated 19 August 2004
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