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Sunday, December 2, 2007 Hollywood Pirandello

In 1921 Pirandello wrote "Six Characters in Search of an Author" (Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore) his most famous play, perhaps the first exercise in meta-theatre but also presenting larger questions having to do with defining existence and the responsibilities inherent in creativity.  Or maybe it was a joke.

Character do, however, sometimes just float free of their narrative. The author is long gone. They float around without a story any longer, working the tourists in front of the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Pirandello was born into an upper-class family in a Sicilian village with the curious name of Caos (Chaos) and died in 1936 he would smile.

Impersonators, Hollywood Boulevard
Impersonators, Hollywood Boulevard
Impersonators, Hollywood Boulevard
Homer Simpson impersonator, Hollywood Boulevard
Homer Simpson impersonator, Hollywood Boulevard

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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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