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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Slices of Life Here

To get a feel for the place, in this case Hollywood, attend to the specific, not the general.  It's all in the details. A rocket detail at the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard

A rocket detail at the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard

The fakest of the fake Mel's Drive-In, on Highland just south of Hollywood Boulevard, which isn't a drive-in, and where you won't find celebrities

Celebrity Cocktail Bar - sign at Mel's Drive-In, on Highland just south of Hollywood Boulevard
Celebrity Cocktail Bar - sign at Mel's Drive-In, on Highland just south of Hollywood Boulevard

On Hollywood Boulevard, Snow White's place, next to the Wax Museum it's been there forever, pretending not to be ironic

On Hollywood Boulevard, Snow White's place, next to the Wax Museum

Mickey Mouse just finished reading the newspaper and would like to have a word with you

Mickey Mouse figure at the Disney Store at the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard

This may have once been a mouse

Pink marquee, Hollywood Boulevard

A rock musician advertizing Converse shoes under a billboard for Forest Lawn's mortuary services

"Thoughtful" - a rock musician advertizing Converse shoes under a billboard for Forest Lawn's mortuary services - Hollywood

You may think this is a provocative poster for Scarlett Johansson's new movie, but it's really a shot of the TV Guide Building on Hollywood Boulevard

Poster - Scarlett Johansson

From the late twenties, the Spanish Colonial Revival building on Hollywood Boulevard that recently housed the Hollywood Erotic Museum but that failed. It's now no more than a base for billboards, but something may be going on behind that window.

The Spanish Colonial Revival building on Hollywood Boulevard that recently housed the Hollywood Erotic Museum

Two sad palms

Two palm tree and painted brick walls, Hollywood

Batwoman just walks away and as you know, Batwoman made her first comic book appearance in Detective Comics #233 (1956).  By day she was Katherine "Kathy" Kane, a character who was introduced as a love interest for Batman to disprove allegations he was gay that came up in the book Seduction of the Innocent (1954). But this is just one of the boulevard's Batwoman impersonators, heading home.

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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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