Just Above Sunset
February 5, 2006 - Gritty Hollywood













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A walk through the streets a block north and a bit west of the famous intersection of Sunset and Vine. The streets are Ivar and Cosmo, and Selma and Wilcox. Visually interesting. The glamour is elsewhere. But this is how Hollywood actually feels, as photographed Thursday, February 2, 2006.

 

There are twenty-nine photos in this album.  Here are some in high-resolution.

 

On Wilcox, one block north of Sunset, the Hollywood News Building (1930) - 

Hollywood News Building (1930) Wilcox Avenue
















Hollywood News Building (1930) Wilcox Avenue

Hollywood News Building (1930) Wilcox Avenue

How to get around the seedy side of Hollywood – 

Cosmo Avenue Convertible, Los Angeles

The old Broadway department store becomes condos – 

The Broadway Hollywood (signage)

On Selma, Hollywood Sound – 

Hollywood Sound, Selma Avenue, Los Angeles

Details - Hollywood Balls  

Brick Wall (with balls), Selma Avenue, Los Angeles

Folks walking on Ivar Avenue

Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles (Hollywood) - Pedestrian

Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles (Hollywood) - Pedestrian

The Mark Twain hotel on Wilcox

Mark Twain Hotel, Wilcox Avenue, Hollywood

Mark Twain Hotel, Wilcox Avenue, Hollywood

The local library (Frank Gehry used to do boxes) – 

Goldwyn Library, Hollywood (Frank Gehry)

The local library's sidewalk - 

Goldwyn Library, Hollywood (Frank Gehry)

Posters, where Cosmo meets Selma –

Posters, Cosmo and Selma, Hollywood

If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.  

There is a copyright notice at the bottom of this page, of course.

These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

The original large-format raw files are available upon request.

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