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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 An Instant Ruin

California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson 5620 Hollywood Boulevard a brutal concrete Art Deco tower, echoing New York City, but somehow a bit Mayan.  It's pretty much in ruins now just after it was built the Great Depression began. It appeared in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential Warner Brothers slapped on a temporary marquee and pretended it was a theater.  It has that desperate and sad look of things gone bad.

California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard
California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson  5620 Hollywood Boulevard

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Technical Note:

Photographs after March 3, 2008, were taken with a Nikon D200 or a Nikon D70 when noted. All previous photographs were taken with the D70. The lenses used are (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto, or (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  The earliest photography in the archives was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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