Just Above Sunset
Volume 5, Number 10
March 11, 2007

Hollywood Christmas

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

"Notes on how things seem from out here in Hollywood..."

So it's almost Christmas. You want Frank Kapra and E. B. White's cute naf of a pig and peace and love and all that? It's at Hollywood and Highland - what passes for Times Square out here. "It's a Wonderful Life" - or so they say. Christmas is bit commercial out here, as it is everywhere. We just do it up in style, Hollywood Style.

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Hollywood and Highland at Christmas

How about the scientologist Santa at the L. Ron Hubbard Center? Imagine Tom Cruise sitting on his lap. What would Tom ask Santa to bring him?

The scientologist Santa at the L. Ron Hubbard Center, Hollywood Boulevard

They brought in a band from Vegas too!

The Christmas band at the L. Ron Hubbard Center, Hollywood Boulevard

Maybe Santa will stop here, and celebrate the secular side of Christmas.

Sex and Christmas, Hollywood Boulevard

Wait, wait!  The sign keeps changing!  Christmas IS better than Botox, or something.

Hollywood and Highland at Christmas

Oh, have a gay old time - in Glendale.

GMCLA.ORG poster, Hollywood Boulevard

If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.

These were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

The original large-format raw files are available upon request.

[Hollywood Christmas]

Last updated Saturday, March 10, 2007, 10:30 pm Pacific Time

All text and photos, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 - Alan M. Pavlik