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Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Studio Colors

One more stab and getting the color of Hollywood right down in the flats around Hollywood Center Studios, Santa Monica Boulevard, the stretch between Las Palmas and Vine.

Green with shadows and try not to think about the 1944 movie

    Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, who he has been dreaming about while in the Pacific. He meets her later at the Farmer's Market. On the third night, Slim is the millionth man into the Canteen, earning him a date with Joan. Slim thinks he's been duped when she doesn't show up at his train. Slim's buddy, Sergeant, dances with Joan Crawford. Canteen President Bette Davis praises the canteen and the war effort. Virtually everyone Warners could spare entertains.

On the other hand this is the actual place, at 1006 Seward Street, now a restaurant and club, with a noisy website with a nod to its historyJoan Leslie isn't here. She's eighty-two and left town long ago.

Hollywood Canteen, 1006 Seward Street

A nearby blue wall, waiting to be used in a movie

Blue wall, Vine at Santa Monica Boulevard

Subtle colors, old theater

Attic Theatre, Santa Monica Boulevard

Blue geometry, a ratty local transient hotel on Vine showing off

Blue geometry, a ratty local transient hotel on Vine showing off

Green and yellow typical mid-century apartment stucco work, Hudson and Romaine

Green and yellow - typical mid-century apartment stucco work, Hudson and Romaine

The local boxing gym offers red white and blue

"Fight Back" boxing gym, Santa Monica Boulevard

White with shadows "Edge" at the Cole Street Studios

White with shadows - "Edge" at the Cole Street Studios, Hollywood
"The End," backwards in blue, Vine, just south of Santa Monica 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.

Bonus shot

Inverted green and yellow - typical mid-century apartment stucco work, Hudson and Romaine, Hollywood
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