Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Giant paper airplanes in Downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park
Mesh-fabric paper airplanes serve as a shade structure in the Olive Court area overlooking City Hall
The winning choice in a design competition, the 11 enormous paper airplanes are the work of
Elenita Torres and Dean Sheriff, and were unveiled in the park in September of 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
On the occasion of the 88th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood & Highland on February 28, 2016, the iconic dinosaur perched atop the roof of Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium donned a top hat and tie. Since 2014 the popular curiosity museum has been dressing the rooftop dinosaur in seasonal attire (surfboard and sunglasses for summer, Santa Suit, horns and pitchfork for Halloween).
The enormous marquee at the Highland/Hollywood complex housing the Dolby Theater. Chris Rock was the Oscar host that year
This is what comes of taking photos and leaving them in your camera for six months. A Hollywood restaurant whose name escapes me features a swordfish (shark?) crashed through its roof .
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Sierra Theater was the larger (474 seats) of two motion picture houses in the small town of Chowchilla. Built in 1941, the Sierra Theater closed in the mid to late '70s, but stood, abandoned until it was demolished in 2006. As you can see in the last B&W photo, there used to be an outdoor ticket booth.
The first three photos were taken by me in 1997. My partner was born and raised in Chowchilla, as was his father, who, as a teen, worked at the Sierra Theater.
The last to photos were found on the site Cinema Treasures
|Rear view of the Sierra Theater|
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Funny to see one's name stamped on everything in sight. It's enough to turn a person into a bloviating megalomaniac with a narcissistic personality disorder.Kenneth Village in Glendale is a shopping district located on Kenneth Road between Sonora and Grandview Avenues. The Kenneth emblazoned across everything is said to be the middle name of the son of one of the earliest homeowners in the area, a Mr. Walter Dow, who built a home there in 1896.
Monday, February 22, 2016
|The Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood|
|The Hollywood Downtowner Motel on Hollywood Blvd.|