Little Fox Theatre Building
535 Pacific Avenue

This building was built in 1907 and housed a low-rent dive. A new owner, in 1913, upgraded it to a higher class establishment but it still catered to titilate the customer. There is apparently a bronze statue in the lobby of a cancan chorus line that pays tribute to bawdier days. Unfortunately, I couldn't see any such statue through the closed glass doors. It very well could be the statue no longer exists.

In 1961, the Kingston Trio singing group combined this building with 2 of it's neighbors into the Little Fox Theatre and used salvaged decorative fixtures from the demolished Fox Theatre on Market Street. In 1973, Francis Ford Coppola bought the 3 buildings, renovated them and used them as his movie studio to produce Apocalyse Now and the Black Stallion.