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Friday, December 28, 2007 It's a Wrap

The year closes, or 2007 just sputters out, here on Hollywood Boulevard. It's that dead time, the Friday between Christmas and New Years Eve a dull early afternoon in the land of dreams. But you can sit amid the stars and hope to be discovered.

Street musician playing acoustic guitar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Spiderman no longer impresses anyone.

Spiderman impersonator in front of the Kodak Theater, Hollywood Boulevard

The surreal tour bus sits idle.  No one is lining up to hop on to the see the "Homes of the Stars."

Marilyn Monroe graphic on the hood of a tour bus, Hollywood Boulevard

The posters can make you uncomfortable

"Starrbooty" poster, Hollywood Boulevard
"God Bless America" poster, Hollywood Boulevard

Santa overstays his welcome in a store window, with Hollywood's version of Santa's Little Helper looking over his shoulder.

Santa manikin in store window, Hollywood Boulevard
Santa manikin in store window, Hollywood Boulevard - negative print

Below and to the left of Santa, a tribute to the persistent belief in magic that characterizes Hollywood.

Magic rabbit graphic, Hollywood Boulevard

Hitch, the master of Hollywood magic, casts a cold eye on it all.

Alfred Hitchcock graphic on roll-up door, Hollywood Boulevard

Above Hitch, birds he didn't imagine, one detail left from Hollywood in the twenties.

: Bird frieze, ornamentation on a twenties building on Hollywood Boulevard

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

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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All text and photos, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 - Alan M. Pavlik