Category Archives: hollywood
A picture from some months ago– even in the worst of times, dear old Los Angeles isn’t normally this smoggy. Taken towards the tale end of the ’09 Station fire. From up top, it looked as though a grey semi-circle … Continue reading
They call it the June Gloom.
Returned to the Nazi Fortress, saw new things, saw familiar things, took some pictures:
Several days’ worth.
5124 De Longpre Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North American Continent, Planet Earth, System Sol: one-time residence of Charles Bukowski. Now an Historic Landmark and now occupied after a long vacancy. Incidentally, this is located about 5 … Continue reading
Plus, a repeat visit with the God of Medicine, now tagged:
John Fante is oft considered the real deal, a Los Angeles writer of genuine talent; as far as I can tell, this reputation is based entirely on the word of one man– Chuckie Bukowski– and one novel, Ask the Dust, … Continue reading
This post is long overdue. I first mentioned my copy of Herzog way back on June 7th, 2007, in this blog’s second week of existence. Less than two years but feels like an eternity. I’m still buying cheap books from … Continue reading
I see this guy nearly every time I’m at the Starbucks at Hollywood & Western, churning out screenplays on an old electric typewriter. Normally I wouldn’t photograph him– and never have– but this encounter amazed me. He was hand drawing … Continue reading
From the Los Feliz Ledger, “The ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ started on Kingswell,” by Jean Luc Renault, Community News, February 2008: LOS FELIZ—When Extra Copy on Kingswell Avenue opened in 1994, the staff knew nothing about the small storefront’s unique … Continue reading
Pictures of what I assume is the US premiere of Watchmen at Grauman’s Chinese. This is the second time that I’ve been in the presence of the movie’s big stupid prop Owl Ship. My first time was at the San … Continue reading
2/24/09: We still all want our time in Hell.
5260 Harold Way, off Western, between Hollywood & Sunset. Where Bela Lugosi died. Proof that you see the same places on the way down.
January 10th, 2009. Looking West Hollywood-ishy. From the porch-thing of LACMA Broad Contemporary.
“Rustic Canyon Ruin May Be a Former Nazi Compound,” Los Angeles Times, September 4th, 2005, by Cecilia Rasmussen: Southern California has been the cradle to many odd cults, credos, utopias and dystopias. Among the most mysterious are the ruins of … Continue reading
Truly questionable eating. An LA tradition decked out Xmas style: It offers salvation… ….and sin: Yes. I ate that:
Behind the Ennis-Brown House. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. An Aztec Temple of shoddily mixed concrete rising up over Los Feliz. A new type of nightmare for an old fashioned sort of girl.
Los Angeles voters approved Measure R to increase sales taxes to fund transportation projects, but some projects could take a while to get off the ground. The proposed subway line along Wilshire Boulevard could start by 2013 or 2015 at … Continue reading
Hollywood provides endless fodder for one of my worst habits: collecting street ephemera. There is something not present in Los Angeles, a missing piece of the urban environment, that makes it the place par excellence for crazies communicating via light … Continue reading