Topic: Botanical Studies
The corner of Winnett Place and San Vincente Boulevard, Santa Monica, Friday, December 15, late morning.
|Christmas - Traditional and Non-Traditional|
Across the street at Hollywood and Vine, at Iguana Vintage Clothing, an all American Santa - green neon, the flag, the jazzman and the reflection of a palm tree in the glass.
Winter in LA is best thought of as a negative - this, the beach at the end of the north runway at LAX.
Maybe Hitchcock was onto something, although the story was from Daphne Du Maurier and the screenplay by Evan Hunter. These birds, at the Playa del Rey lagoon on 12 December, seem to know something. Think of them as a jury. They may not like us at all.
|Street Scenes - Hollywood Boulevard|
Hollywood - a sense of the place -
S. H. Kress Department Store
6608 Hollywood Boulevard
Edward F. Sibbert, architect - 1935
Designed and built as a part of the S. H. Kress retail chain, that didn't work out. In 1947 Frederick Mellinger moved his Frederick’s of Fifth Avenue from New York here. This became the headquarters for Frederick’s of Hollywood - lingerie and such. Mellinger restored the Art Deco architecture, and gave us the first push-up bra, and the first front-snap bra, and all the rest. Frederick’s of Hollywood has since moved to newer digs across the street and a few blocks west. The building is dark now, very dark, and empty. Edward Hopper would like the place now.