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December 2008

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 True Hollywood

That would be Sunset and Vine of course, now with Yuppie condos

Condo Fresco, Sunset and Vine
Condo Fresco, Sunset and Vine

Okay, Lana Turner wasn't discovered while sipping a soda at Schwab's Drug Store after school one day just something the promotional folks made up. And Schwab's Drug Store wasn't here it was two miles west on Sunset, at Laurel Avenue, not Vine.  And the fake for-the-tourists Schwab's Drug Store here at Sunset and Vine went under.  All that's left is the sign, referencing nothing in particular. But it is Hollywood history, after all.

Schwab's sign, Sunset and Vine

Across the street Lights! Camera! Action!  But not really.

Hollywood billboard and lamps

Set in stone, on the front of the Washington Mutual branch bank on the northeast corner of Sunset and Vine, Bette Davis and Sarah Bernhardt.  They're both dead now

Bette Davis mosaic, Sunset and Vine
Sarah Bernhardt mosaic, Sunset and Vine

It's not just movies.  Just up the street there's the famous recording studio been there since 1969.

Sound Factory, Ivar and Selma, Hollywood

Of course, that was an interesting year, as noted here at Sunset and Vine. 

1969 graphic on skyscraper, Sunset and Vine

But Hollywood is all about taking pictures, after all.

Morgan Camera, Sunset Boulevard
Morgan Camera, Sunset Boulevard
Billboard above Morgan Camera, Sunset Boulevard
Billboard above Morgan Camera, Sunset Boulevard
Condo Fresco, Sunset and Vine

What's this doing here? Sorry.

The Bowery, Sunset Boulevard

Time to leave

Round mirror with arrows, Hollywood

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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