Thursday, June 12, 2014

Almost a Grand Opening

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf branch at the Sunset Media Center building has been nicely remodeled. There are plenty of places to sit outside, finally. There is even shade for some seating as you can see by the umbrellas. Sit along the east side if the traffic noise along Sunset Blvd. is too much for you. The Grand Re-Opening however, was not supported by Celebrities or Paparazzi.

Here is photographic proof:


Six Balloons

Six More Balloons
That's it, folks. Even the CBTL didn't care about the Re-Grand-Opening.

On another note, the new owner of this building had the exterior re-modeled. They paid about $75 million for 23 stories or about $3 million per story. That's a 322,000-square-foot building. The owner paid $233 per square foot. On an annualized basis that is $19 per square foot. They rental agent is asking between $3.75 to $4.00 per square foot per month. There is but about 51,000 square feet available for rent.

This office building is the home of Nielsen Research, the TV ratings company. In former times it was also the headquarters of the House of Blues.

If you visit Los Angeles and are tired of Starbuck's, try the Coffee Bean.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

No Seating on La Brea Avenue

Watch where you sit.



Don't Even Ask!





Sunday, April 13, 2014

Red Bull Girls on Sunset Blvd.

Two gals, hired to look sexy and promote the energy drink: Red Bull.


No bull!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Glee Goes RETRO - All the Way to the 1940s.


A forthcoming GLEE episode featuring a retro 1940s Swing Dance theme.























Sunday, March 30, 2014

Former CBS Studios on Sunset at El Centro Ave and Gower Street

The CBS Network's headquarters was for decades located in the heart of Hollywood. The complex, a block wide ran from Gower Street on the east to El Centro Avenue on the west. The complex was sold several years ago and is being re-developed.

I took these photos today, as Los Angeles has had breezes blowing off the desert to the ocean for two days and that clears out all the smog, soot, particulate matter from vehicles and leaves the air feeling clean, soft and almost beautiful.


The pictures of Mount Lee, where the Hollywood Sign is located, are particularly clear today. One can make out the trees leaves, almost. That's at a distance of several thousand feet.




Technicolor Building in b.g.


Sunset Gower Studios in b.g.


Newly constructed Emerson College in b.g.





Hollywood Sign at a distance


Hollywood Sign using Zoom



Friday, March 28, 2014

Scene in Hollywood (and some other puns) and Political Correctness Run Amok



Popularity has IT'S Price



A gossip girl game, really? Those people's lives were as gamey as possible. 



I rarely comment on the political correctness in California, but I feel  honor bound to make a statement, here:





At the top and bottom of these doors is a warning label:

CAUTION STAND BACK

to which I must ask, if I stand back, how am I to enter your place of business?

There are far too many lawyers in California, which would be the only possible cause of this.




Thursday, March 20, 2014

Australian TV News Entertainment Reporter & Hottie


The former home of the House of Blues and Nielsen Research had a facelift and an on-screen reporter was using a portion of the newly made patio.

Nickelodeon Theater in b.g. far right

Is this Edwina Stone?