Sunday, March 22, 2015

Random Scenes of Hollywood

Etched glass panel in the lobby of the Main Theater on the Walt Disney studio lot.

Capitol Records building, Vine Street. At last, Angry White Men worried about the debasement of our culture have revolted, and placed all that dangerous "rock and roll" behind barbed wire, where it belongs.

A relic from the days when they weren't afraid to just come right out and say it.

Old picture palace, Downtown theater district.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Spring, Scott.

I like your pics. I realize spring might not be the same out west as it is back here. Nonetheless, birdies are singing!

Scott said...

Thanks, ITTDGY! I consider that high praise.

We have some birds coughing around here, but that's about as close as we get.

grouchomarxist said...

What ITTDGY said. Particularly the marquee and the last one. I can almost hear the solo saxophone and voice-over.

Carl said...

*cue Don Henley*

Li'l Innocent said...

Very evocative pix, Scptt! Each one evokes a response from me, anyway...
1. I thought that etched glass motif looked familiar: it includes the milkweed-seedfluff "ballerinas" from the Nutcracker section of "Fantasia". The movie's viewable on Diz's streaming channel now, and I watched the Dance of the Hours - voluptuous hippos! alligator banditti! fab ballet satire! - and LMAO'd
2. "Rock and roll", hell -- if they'd wanted to save Pure Oldtime America they should've put barbed wire around Thomas Alva Edison. By the time he yelled "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into the first phonograph, the camel's nose was all the way in the tent.
3. Couldn't this same principle be applied to other stuff besides drugstores? Many atrium lobby floors could do with an honest slogan inset in Carrera marble lettering:

Wells Fargo
Rip-off Banking

Georgia Pacific
Cut 'n' Run Timber Extraction and Water Pollution

Republican Party National Headquarters
Did You Bring Your Checkbook?

Blue Cross/Blue Shield
All Reasonable Claims Rejected ed

4. Hollywood would have cheerier springtimes if the theater district didn't feature a gallows.

5. Beautiful. You can actually see Raymond Chandler over there on the right. Puffing on his pipe, contemplating the demises of the interurban railway and the English language.

Thanks, Scott! That was a bunch of good evokin'.

Scott said...

Thanks, Li'l -- both for the kind words, and for specifying the origin of those cobalt blue fairies. I thought they must have come from Fantasia, but wasn't sure.