Thursday, May 31, 2018

SOME LIKE IT HOT - SOME LIKE IT COLD

Both on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood
HOT
COLD

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

HOLLYWOOD BABYLON

The Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center (mall) with its design inspired by the Gates of Babylon set from D.W. Griffith's 1916 film "Intolerance." Built in 2001, the elephants, pillars and archway - towering minimally some three stories high - are identical in scale to the sets of the original classic silent film.

The "Intolerance" Babylon set. Built in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles (today, the site of the Vista Theater).


Saturday, May 12, 2018

WHO NEEDS OSCAR?

The Four Ladies of Hollywood statues creating the Hollywood Gateway on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea. A stainless steel gazebo structure was created by Catherine Hardwicke, and unveiled in 1993. Atop the structure of these female forms reminiscent of the Academy Award Oscar, is a weathervane Marilyn Monroe.
Mae West
Dorothy Dandridge
Anna May Wong
Dolores Del Rio




Monday, April 16, 2018

I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU

A giant, Converse-clad foot kicks through the roof of a Fairfax Avenue retail clothing store 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Am I Blue?

On October 20, 2017, various buildings and fountains throughout Los Angeles were bathed in blue light in honor of the Los Angeles Dodgers being in the World Series (first time since 1988).
The Dodger ultimately lost to the Houston Astros, but for a time the City of Angels was feeling Blue
Los Angeles City Hall
Downtown Fountains


Sunday, October 8, 2017

OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB

 The Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. at La Cienega is joined by a web-like, netting art installation by Janet Echelman titled "Dream Weaver."  At night the 10-story fiber structure is lit by multicolored LED lights.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

SUMMER IN THE CITY

West Hollywood interactive art installation titled "Kalidoscope" by Daveed Kapoor & Rob Barry is composed of color mirrored acrylic squares. It's one of a series of  micro-parks throughout the city

An enormous "Rosemary's Baby"-inspired banner poster for the film "Mother!" overlooks Wilshire Blvd


Halloween came early to Hollywood when late August 2017 saw the materialization of the dreaded Neilbolt Street house from Stephen King's "IT" on the corner of Hollywood & Vine. A haunted house tour called "The IT Experience," it's a promotional attraction for the September release of the theatrical motion picture remake of  "IT."  King's book was initially made into a TV movie in 1990.