Wednesday, January 20, 2016

THE DOCTOR IS IN

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

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

RAINBOW CONNECTION

In October 2015,  Sony Pictures  in Culver City, CA (formerly MGM studios) erected this 94-high, steel rainbow. The $1.6 million installation by artist Tony Tasset graces the studio where "The Wizard of Oz" (source of the song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") was made in 1930, and overlooks a billboard announcing the return of Judy Garland's 60s TV show (titled The Judy Garland Show, appropriately enough) to Get-TV, a Sony Pictures Entertainment network.subsidiary.


To get the whole view, here's a photo Sony Pictures posted on Twitter

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BREAKING MY BACK PUTTING UP A FRONT FOR YOU


Warner Bros. Studios - Burbank
West Hollywood Library mural by Shepard Fairey
Pantages Theater, Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood Stars Mosaic Facade of the Home & Savings Bank (currently CHASE)
on the corner of Sunset & Vine in Hollywood. Built in 1968


Monday, October 26, 2015

YOU CAN STILL GET GAS HERE

On the corner of Highland and Willoughby in Hollywood, Ca., a run-down gas station built in 1935, has been converted into a drive-thru Starbucks

SAY CHEESE

Bravo Farms in Traver, California. 
Off Highway 99, Bravo Farms is part rest stop, restaurant, Old-West tourist attraction, petting zoo, gift shop, and cheese-lovers paradise.










Monday, August 31, 2015

A DIFFERENT HOLLYWOOD SIGN

2011 Replica of the Schwab's Drugstore sign on Vine and Selma in Hollywood.
The original Schwab's Drugstore was a part of Hollywood folklore since the 1930s. Located on Sunset Blvd at the start of the famous Sunset Strip, the site was featured famously in the films television, and the stuff of movie star discovery legend. It closed in 1988.

Friday, July 31, 2015

CRUISING ON SUNSET BLVD





Crossroads of the World - Hollywood's first Shopping Mall
Located at 6671 Sunset Blvd and extending north to Selma, the Disney-esque outdoor shopping mall, Crossroads of the World, is an collection of buildings (retail stores and studios) recreating the architecture of various parts of the world, all surrounding the center structure/building, which resembles an ocean liner.
In May of 2015, plans were announced for an extensive redevelopment of Crossroads and the surrounding area.