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Photos and text, unless otherwise noted, Copyright 2006 - Alan M. Pavlik

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These were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

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Visitors from February 28, 2006, 10:00 am Pacific Time to date -


Monday, 16 October 2006
Welcome to the Hotel California
Topic: Light and Shadow
Welcome to the Hotel California
A hotel entrance, North Cahuenga Boulevard, one block south of Hollywood Boulevard, the center of everything - a shot full of visual ironies the Eagles were covering musically.

A hotel entrance, North Cahuenga Boulevard, one block south of Hollywood Boulevard…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And around the corner in Hollywood Boulevard, welcome to Hollywood...

The old Pacific Theater, Hollywood Boulevard…


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Sunday, 15 October 2006
Starting Early
Topic: Oddities
Starting Early
On Friday, October 13, more than two weeks before Halloween and six weeks before Thanksgiving, the Christmas tree thing is up on the top of the Capitol Records Building on Vine, just up the street from Hollywood Boulevard. One gets used to this sort of thing - someone is no doubt producing a "Christmas in Hollywood" special and needed an aerial shot at twilight. Producing an hour of television takes time and if they plan to get everything out of post-production and in the can by early December at the latest… well, they'd be working now. I'll keep an eye out for elves taking a smoke break outside the Paramount lot, or down the street at the Sunset-Gower Studios.

Christmas tree on the Capitol Records Building, Hollywood, mid-October 2006


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Updated: Sunday, 15 October 2006 1:32 PM PDT
Friday, 13 October 2006
Dark Hollywood
Topic: Color Studies
Dark Hollywood

Humphrey Bogart, as Rick in Casablanca at Iguana Vintage Clothing, Hollywood and VineYour mood effects what you see. Friday the 13th in Hollywood opened with low clouds that broke up late morning in the damp light breeze off the Pacific, pushing in from the other end of Sunset Boulevard, ten miles west, where Sunset ends at Pacific Coast Highway at the south end of Malibu. Then the big billowy cumulus built up, sliding over toward the mountains between us and the Mojave Desert, where they sat, getting darker. Then the sky got darker here, with the low, hairy leading-edge black scudding things drifting in, and it started to smell like rain, somewhere. The first rain of the fall is on the way - seventy percent chance, or so they say. This may be the first rain in six months - but no one checks the records. Did it rain last spring sometime? No one remembers. Rain is not what happens in Southern California, except in the thirties film noir things, or on old radio episodes of Dragnet from the early fifties. But it's back.

Friday the 13th on Hollywood Boulevard, passing through while running a few errands, the place was looking very noir, or very Friday the 13th - everything passing out of light and shadow.

At Hollywood and Vine, at Iguana Vintage Clothing, Humphrey Bogart, as Rick in Casablanca, was still looking down on the street - standing behind the glass and poison green neon, holding one of the cigarettes that killed him. He's been there for years, cynical, seeing nothing.

He's looking down on a very red wall these days, and at Bloodshot. And below him to the right is a black wall that seems to tell a story - but the story is obscure, the meanings hidden. Very noir.

 

Bloodshot, Hollywood Bouelvard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black wall, Hollywood Bouelvard


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Updated: Friday, 13 October 2006 7:35 PM PDT
Thursday, 12 October 2006
Green-Red
Topic: Color Studies
Green-Red
Two color studies - the Santa Monica pier, Wednesday, October 11, 2006 -

The geometry of green -

Green wall, Santa Monica pier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red - and it doesn't scare the kids. They ride it.

Red children's ride, Santa Monica pier


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Updated: Thursday, 12 October 2006 5:46 PM PDT
Wednesday, 11 October 2006
Hollywood Halloween - Costumes and Wigs
Topic: Oddities
Hollywood Halloween - Costumes and Wigs
Halloween is coming up soon. In Hollywood this is kind of an adult thing. Note the array of costumes and wigs for sale on Hollywood Boulevard this year.

Manikin in costume shop, Hollywood Boulevard, Halloween, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wig for sale in costume shop, Hollywood Boulevard, Halloween, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manikin in costume shop, Hollywood Boulevard, Halloween, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manikin in costume shop, Hollywood Boulevard, Halloween, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ah, but there is innocence -

Tinkerbell clock for sale, Hollywood Boulevard, Halloween, 2006


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