Just Above Sunset
September 19, 2004: Hollywood Murals













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Note: These are digital photographs I snapped using a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom (telephoto).  Feel free to use them as you will.  If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.  Note: These are actually thumbnail previews.  To see a full-size high-resolution version of a particular photograph click on the image.  You will see the full image in a separate window.

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At the southwest corner of Hollywood and Wilcox, the famous "You Are a Star" mural by Tom Suriya. 

 

The wide shot…

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In the front row, famous stars, and behind them, everyone from Woody Allen to Al Jolson in blackface…

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The dancers… with Superman on one side, and on the other side, Joan Crawford on speed.

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A few blocks up the hill, on the south side of the Capitol Records building, Richard Wyatt’s "Hollywood Jazz" – with Nat and Ella and Miles.  As you see, it under repair at the moment.  But the van parked there Sunday morning adds a nice touch.

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Richard Wyatt’s "The Muralists" – at Hollywood at Hudson.  The conceit is that the guys painting it are Laurel and Hardy.  "The Muralists" also needs some work.

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Inspired?  This wall is next to "The Muralists" – set back from the street – so you should get out your paint, ladders and tarpaulins and make the call, now.

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Another shot of the Hollywood High "Portrait of Hollywood" mural – Eloy Torrez, 2002.

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An art-deco whimsy – high on the face of the Avalon Theater, on Vine a block north of Hollywood Boulevard, this conquistador keeps an eye on the gringo traffic. 

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