Thursday, March 26, 2015

FOUNTAIN OF KOO KOO

This enormous fountain, depicting a globe with a broadcast antennae holding an eternal flame, is located outside of the Faith Center in Glendale California.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

INTO THE (HOLLY)WOODS

Hollywood's El Capitan Theater, an ornate movie palace located across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd, was built in 1926. Owned now by Disney Studios, the El Capitan was the site of the Christmas Day opening of the 2014 movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Theater patrons are welcomed with a serenade of classic Disnet tunes played on a refurbished 1939 Wurlitzer Theater Organ, and on the occasion of Into the Woods' limited run, treated to an exclusive display of props and costumes from the film.

Jack's slingshot, The Magic Beans, and the Giant's Gold Coins

The Latin motto inscribed along the edges of the coin reads: FABER EST SUAE QUISQUE FORTUNAE (roughly translated: "Every man is the architect of his own fate") -  a quote attributed to ancient Roman politician,  Appius Claudius Caecus (340 BC - 273 BC)

Cinderella's Wedding Bouquet, The Golden Egg stolen from The Giant, Rapunzel's Hair Brush


Costumes by three-time Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha)

The Witch's Costume 

Cinderella's Stepmother and Stepsisters

Costume for Jack's Mother. And a guest appearance by Milky White, the Cow

Costumes for The Baker, Rapunzel, and Rapunzel's Prince

Friday, December 19, 2014

ABANDON ALL HOPE (if you have a dog)

Entrance to Grand Hope Park in Downtown Los Angeles. The pleasant, no dogs allowed park is situated between Hope and Grand Streets in front of  FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Fashion and Merchandising). 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A STAR IS BOARD

The Starlet Apartments in Burbank Ca. You don't get a lease, you get a screen test.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PARKING ZONE ACCURACY

Seen outside of the Hollywood Palladium 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ART LIVES!...(sort of)

A few examples of the stained glass and statuary to be found at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WELCOME TO THE THEATER

The Hollywood Palladium Theater- Sunset Blvd.  Built in 1940

The Tower Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. 
Built in 1927, the site of the premiere of "The Jazz Singer" that same year