What are those Gothic bas-reliefs above Murakami Sushi on Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood?

    You’ll notice the restaurant is built into the 1928 Warner Bros. theater. The arch that you see frames a side exit from the movie house. Its terra-cotta decorations (fancy pants call them acroteria, anthemia, and tongue-and-dart moldings) are capped with a Greek drama mask. They might not be popular in today’s, ahem, value engineering, but such lavishness was common in theaters like this one, designed by G. Albert Lansburgh. It is currently being used as a church.
    Photograph by Chris Nichols