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.|
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Located in Brand Park in Glendale, Doctors House Museum and Gazebo is a Victorian house built in 1888 that was home to four different families of physicians. Originally located on Wilson Avenue, the house was moved in 1979 to Brand Park where it was renovated and opened as a museum in 1984. Tours are held, and the museum features displays of Victorian era artifacts.
|The house was the home of silent screen star Nell Shipman from 1970 to 1920|