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December 2009

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 Certain Danger

A warning where Sunset Boulevard meets the Hollywood Freeway

Mohawk, Sunglasses, Danger - warning sign at a construction site where Sunset Boulevard meets the Hollywood Freeway

Dangerous stuff just to the left, at the wreck of what used to be "The Old Spaghetti Factory" on Sunset Boulevard

Anti-Obama posters, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Anti-Obama poster, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood

There too, caged women

Torn poster behind chain link fence, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Torn poster behind chain link fence, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Torn poster behind chain link fence, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
The wreck of what used to be "The Old Spaghetti Factory" on Sunset Boulevard

Look up

Shepard Fairey "Obey" face on the back of a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood
Shepard Fairey "Obey" face on the back of a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood
Shepard Fairey "Obey" face on the back of a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

And there's this

Neurotika poster, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Neurotika poster, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Neurotika poster, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood

The odd thing is that she is staring at the Old Warner Brothers Studio directly across the street, at 5800 Sunset Boulevard the site where the first talking feature was filmed in 1927. "The Jazz Singer" changed everything. But in 1937 Warner closed the studio and moved out to bigger and better digs in Burbank. The property was converted into a bowling alley and "sports center" but Paramount came to the rescue, and then in 1967 Gene Autry and his company, Golden West Broadcasters, acquired the old studio property from Paramount. Now KTLA is there, and it's now a once again a motion picture, radio and television production facility, and all pretty again. The site was designated as a Historic Cultural Landmark in 1977 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, not that it matters the neighborhood is still seedy, and dangerous.

5800 Sunset Boulevard
"Wanted" poster, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Mohawk, Sunglasses, Danger - warning sign at a construction site where Sunset Boulevard meets the Hollywood Freeway

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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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