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Tuesday, September 25, 2007 American Colors

A technical study in colors specifically red, white and blue, starting with The Gershwin, 5533 Hollywood Boulevard, an unremarkable brick building from 1925 now turned into a rather fancy hostel with an additional fourteen hotel rooms, so maybe it's a hotel. The house on Roxbury in Beverly Hills where George and Ira Gershwin lived, and where they wrote all those famous songs, was torn down in 2005 so this will do.  They just saved the wrong building.

The Gershwin, 5533 Hollywood Boulevard, an unremarkable brick building from 1925 now turned into a rather fancy hostel

Jazz is dead.  On the south side of the Capitol Records Building, Richard Wyatt's mural "Hollywood Jazz" shows that.

On the south side of the Capitol Records Building, Richard Wyatt's mural "Hollywood Jazz"

The gym next to the Gershwin your basic red, white and blue, with an attitude

Boxer manikin, gym window, Hollywood Boulevard

Red and blue to the right of the Gershwin, above the Blue Monkey Bar and Lounge

Wall  above the Blue Monkey Bar and Lounge - Hollywood

The colors across the street

"Candy Wrap" - Hollywood Boulevard

Let's end with the flag at the Yucca Vine Tower, 6305-09 Yucca Street (at Vine), H. L. Gogerty of Gogerty & Weyl Architects, 1928, eight stories, Art Deco very American.

Yucca Vine Tower, 6305-09 Yucca Street (at Vine), H. L. Gogerty of Gogerty & Weyl Architects, 1928, eight stories, Art Deco

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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs 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.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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