Just Above Sunset
March 28, 2004 Photography













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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 thumbnail previews.  To see a full-size high-resolution version of a particular photograph click on the "thumbnail" image.  You will see the full image in a separate window.
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Today – March 28 – we learn Jan Berry of the duo Jan and Dean has died.  He was sixty-two.  These two were big the mid-sixties until a car crash left Berry partially paralyzed.   Berry was also an producer and arranger who worked with The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson until Berry's 1966 car accident.   Jan and junior high school friend Dean Torrence had a string of surf-music hits you might recall - "Surf City," "Deadman's Curve" and "Little Old Lady from Pasadena."  That sort of thing.  Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

 

But as a tribute, as seen on Sunset Boulevard this morning, the emblematic California hot rod – a reminder of those days.  And pull back?  You see it’s parked in front of “The All American Burger.”   Apt. 

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So Jan Berry is pushing up daisies?  Here are the daisies you’ll find on the curbs all over the Hollywood Hills, not far from the apocryphal Deadman’s Curve.  So where is this famous curve – somewhere up on twisty Mulholland Drive?  Some say they were singing about a part of Sunset Boulevard over by UCLA, now all straightened out.  Doesn’t matter.  The daisies are nice… and Mulholland is fun to drive, top down, and a little too fast.  But you have to stop and take pictures of the daisies.

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From last week's home page...
 
The table closest to my front door, waiting for those of you in colder climes to drop by. 
 
The idea is one sits around in the sun with one’s friends, sips wine, and discusses life and all that.  Go to Contact "Just Above Sunset" and tell me when you’re planning to drop by.  I’ll chill a bit of champagne so it will be ready when you arrive.  Oh, and as the sun goes down it does get a bit chilly.  Bring a sweater.  It’s mid-March.  Late last night it dropped into the mid-fifties here in Hollywood.

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