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Tuesday, December 18, 2007 Rainy Day Faces

Showers off and on and heavy rain on the way a face on the west wall of a tattoo shop, Hollywood Boulevard

"Mister Lister" clown face on the west wall of a tattoo shop, Hollywood Boulevard
"Mister Lister" clown face on the west wall of a tattoo shop, Hollywood Boulevard
"Mister Lister" clown face on the west wall of a tattoo shop, Hollywood Boulevard

The west wall of the old Warner Pacific Theater, 1926, architect G. Albert Lansburgh, with work in progress Carol Burnett was an usherette here in 1951 and it is supposed to be haunted by Sam Warner, who died of a brain hemorrhage six months before it was completed.

West wall of the old Warner Pacific Theater, 1926, architect G. Albert Lansburgh

Pigeons and the angry faces at Phillip Marlow's old office - the "Cahuenga Building" where Marlow had his office (actually the Pacific Security Bank Building, 1921, John and Donald B. Parkinson, at Raymond Chandler Square, 6381 Hollywood Boulevard

Pacific Security Bank Building, 1921, John and Donald B. Parkinson, at Raymond Chandler Square, 6381 Hollywood Boulevard

Old faces at the "You Are a Star" mural by Tom Suriya, Wilcox at Hollywood Boulevard

WC Fields and Friends - "You Are a Star" mural by Tom Suriya, Wilcox at Hollywood Boulevard
Charlie Chaplin - "You Are a Star" mural by Tom Suriya, Wilcox at Hollywood Boulevard

On the boulevard, the sad-sack Buster Keaton waits for the heavy rain, with his odd eyes

Buster Keaton graphic on roll-up door, Hollywood Boulevard

No explanation

Surreal clown face on concrete block wall, alley behind Hollywood Boulev
WC Fields and Friends - "You Are a Star" mural by Tom Suriya, Wilcox at Hollywood Boulevard, negative print

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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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