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March 2009

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Exposed

A tale of Hollywood

Travel Channel graphic above Hollywood Wax Museum, Hollywood Boulevard
Marquee at Hollywood Wax Museum, Hollywood Boulevard
Marquee at Hollywood Wax Museum, Hollywood Boulevard

What's this?

Manikin in the window of World of Wonder (WOW) Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Boulevard, at Cherokee - for the show "All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography from Vivid Entertainment"

This is the World of Wonder (WOW) Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Boulevard, at Cherokee. The show, just wrapping up, is "All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography from Vivid Entertainment" and it opened on Valentine's Day.

Manikin in the window of World of Wonder (WOW) Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Boulevard, at Cherokee - for the show "All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography from Vivid Entertainment"
Manikin in the window of World of Wonder (WOW) Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Boulevard, at Cherokee - for the show "All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography from Vivid Entertainment"

The tourists seem indifferent to it all

Manikin in the window of World of Wonder (WOW) Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Boulevard, at Cherokee - for the show "All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography from Vivid Entertainment"
Manikin in the window of World of Wonder (WOW) Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Boulevard, at Cherokee - for the show "All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography from Vivid Entertainment"

But it's a Hollywood tradition

King Kong poster for sale in the window of Larry Edmunds Rare Books, Hollywood Boulevard

The World of Wonder (WOW) Storefront Gallery shares a common wall with the old Ritz Theatre now a church, with a famous hotdog stand attached.

Ritz Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard - now a church
Ritz Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard - now a church

Someone is always fighting the zeitgeist

Hollywood Table Ministry of Reconciliation - booth on Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Table Ministry of Reconciliation - booth on Hollywood Boulevard

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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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