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February 2010

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Friday, February 26, 2010 To Be Popular

Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood

"You like me, you really like me!" Those were Sally Field's words in her acceptance speech in 1985 when she won her Oscar. And although it was the second time she had won, it was obvious that this woman was driven by deep insecurities. But that's Hollywood you live and die based on your popularity, on whether you're likeable. Talent and skills are secondary perhaps necessary, or not but they are not sufficient conditions for success. You have to be likeable. That's the key to it all.

And thus you find places like Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, not far from Paramount Studios, surrounded by the small working theaters, acting schools, craft shops and prop houses, down in the flats just south of Hollywood. They get it.

Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Popular Productions, a casting agency at 6207 Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood

But if you must work on your skills, to the left, the Open Fist Theater, 6209 Santa Monica Boulevard

Door, Open Fist Theater, 6209 Santa Monica Boulevard

To the right, the infinitely depressing Lounge Theater

The Lounge Theater, 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard
The Lounge Theater, 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard

Across the street, Studio 9 new bands hoping to suddenly become popular play here

Mural at Studio 9, Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Mural at Studio 9, Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Mural at Studio 9, Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Mural at Studio 9, Santa Monica Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Hollywood

Next door

New Media Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Blonde on Brick Wall
New Media Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard east of Vine Street, Hollywood

In the middle of it all, this is ominous

Final Film, postproduction house, Santa Monica Boulevard east of Vine Street, Hollywood
Final Film, postproduction house, Santa Monica Boulevard east of Vine Street, 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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