Saturday, January 24, 2015

Closed on Saturdays, Although the Buddha Never Sleeps

Lillian Way just south of Santa Monica Blvd.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Joel and Ethan Coen's HAIL CESAR

I caught the end of a location shoot today, while on my way to the market to buy the makings for Clam Chowder. 

These photos, taken along Santa Monica Blvd. in what is truly one of the seediest parts of Hollywood. The actual hotel is run down. The street is full of cheap goods sellers. It has been this way for over 40 years. 

As I came down Virginia Avenue, I saw this:

These beautiful old vehicles are for a feature film: Hail Cesar

Sleazy bar in real life called Gold Diggers Entertainment

"Hotel" is stretching it.

This is a close to down scale as it can get in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Super Secret Clothing Store

Clothing Stores (and fashion) Comes and Goes, but Rack is Forever.

You can sleep here if you like, you cannot rack out, however.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Satanists on Sunday at the Hollywood Farmer's Market

Like all things Hollywood, the Satanists have come to the Hollywood California Certified Organic Farmer's Market. On a Sunday, no less. Oh the irony!

Is this a diabolical plot to cause the fruits and vegetables to rot? These two guys aren't saying.

Hollywood Satanists or Actors Looking For Work?

They did insist that their canon laws can be found in the Bible. They seem rather happy. Should not the demons from Hell seem a little unhappy? Passing Strange.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Clearest of Days for the Hollywood Sign

The weekend saw windy conditions. The moisture in the air was driven off by winds blowing from the desert (east) into the Los Angeles "basin". I cannot recall ever seeing Mount Lee in such detail as yesterday. The closest the camera can now get to the Hollywood Sign is at Sunset Blvd. It was a block further north, at Selma Avenue, but construction of buildings along Hollywood Boulevard now prevents being able to photograph the Sign that much closer. Scroll the screen to see the entire photo.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday November 22, 2014. Somewhere in Hollywood

The Hollywood Studio Club is the site for many productions. This Saturday, just a few days before Thanksgiving (American Holiday), the Club is going to become a location for action. By action I mean: full load gunfire, and from 7 AM to 10 PM. 

Under the pseudonym NYLON, Agent Carter, will be filming (and shooting) at the Club. Agent Carter tells the story of Marvel Comics character Agent Peggy Carter who carries on after the death of Captain America.

I cannot be certain that this shoot will take place, as it's sooooo close to the Thanksgiving holiday that the streets may have been reserved for production equipment and vehicles, for nothing.

This episode is scheduled for broadcast on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the USA.

If and / or when the shooting starts, your truly will try to grab some photos. Until then, enjoy these streets.

The name of this scene is NY