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Monday, October 1, 2007 The Other Signs

In and around Billy Wilder Square (Sunset Boulevard and La Brea), you'll find the other Hollywood signs, not much like the big sign on the hill.  And you might know the 1950 Billy Wilder movie.  Louis B. Mayer after a screening told Wilder "You have disgraced the industry that made and fed you. You should be tarred and feathered and run out of Hollywood." That didn't happen. 

    Joe Gillis: You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.

    Norma Desmond: I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

Billy Wilder Square (Sunset Boulevard and La Brea)
Hollywood Center Motel, Sunset Boulevard
"Hollywood, the Happy Ending" - Sunset Boulevard
"Selling Our in Hollywood" - billboard, Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood Center Motel, Sunset Boulevard
Lot 3, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, De Longpre at La Brea, Hollywood
Strip club, La Brea at Sunset, Hollywood

Local Hollywood cats

Mural at day care center, Sycamore at Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Mural at day care center, Sycamore at Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Stickers on news box, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
"Hollywood, the Happy Ending" - Sunset 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