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February 2010

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Hollywood Power

Hollywood is an insular, self-congratulatory place, quite smug in its own way, thus this new windmill sculpture on the northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain "Hollywood: The Power to Inspire." The place is actually about people with severe narcissistic ego disorders making obscene amounts of money but this cover story will do.

Windmill sculpture on the northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain - "Hollywood: The Power to Inspire"
Windmill sculpture on the northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain - "Hollywood: The Power to Inspire"
Windmill sculpture on the northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain - "Hollywood: The Power to Inspire"

Above the sculpture a billboard for the vanity-production movie Valentine's Day easy work, cameos by all the big stars, somewhat like the old television show Hollywood Squares. Much of it was shot on location on Hollywood Boulevard last August.

Billboard for the movie Valentine's Day, northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain
Billboard for the movie Valentine's Day, northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain
Billboard for the movie Valentine's Day, northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain

Yep, and one more production of Dreamgirls is in town

Dreamgirls banner, northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain

But Hollywood is a magic place, or so they say

Hollywood Toys and Costumes, Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Toys and Costumes, Hollywood Boulevard
The Magic Store, Hollywood Boulevard

Ah, glamour and fame is an illusion

Red woman with cigarette holder, window on Hollywood Boulevard
Red woman with cigarette holder, window on Hollywood Boulevard
Dolores Del Rio mural on Hudson, Hollywood
Sneakers on Wire, Hollywood

That's Capitol Records over there the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, that sort of thing

The Capitol Records Building, Hollywood
The Capitol Records Building, Hollywood

Here's some advice

"Hush" on Hudson, Hollywood
"Hush" on Hudson, Hollywood
Windmill sculpture on the northeast corner of La Brea and Fountain - "Hollywood: The Power to Inspire"
Punk Skeleton - sticker on yellow pole, Hollywood

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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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