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February 2019 Photography

The Globe in the Clouds: Melrose and Gower – this is what’s left of the old RKO globe at what’s left of RKO Pictures, now part of the giant Paramount Pictures complex – on a winter’s day with mysterious skies. ~ Monday, February 18, 2019

The Sun Again: There have been too many rainy Saturdays in Los Angeles this winter. But the sun is back this week, for a day. That’ll do. The gardens are glowing again. ~ Saturday, February 16, 2019

Borne Back Ceaselessly: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” That’s the last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. And this is North Laurel Avenue here in Hollywood, where Fitzgerald spent the last few years of his life, looking much the same as it did in the late thirties, when Fitzgerald lived here and had his first heart attack in Schwab’s Drug Store up on the corner. The apartment building where Fitzgerald lived is long gone, but these remain – one Colonial and one an Italianate villa. This is Old Hollywood – and the Art Deco extravaganza is one block over on North Hayworth, where Fitzgerald ended up. The gossip columnist Sheilah Graham lived on North Hayworth. She took him in. Fitzgerald had two flights of stairs to climb to his apartment and hers was on the ground floor. It didn’t matter. He died there, and this is the scene of all of that – the past. ~ Friday, February 15, 2019

High and Dark: Mulholland Drive looking north – the San Fernando Valley as a Valentine’s Day storm blows through. That’s Warner Brothers in the lower right corner of the first shot – Casablanca and Blazing Saddles and all that. That’s Burbank and Disney and NBC, and the rest is just the Valley – Moon Unit Zappa – Valley Girls – Fast Times at Ridgemont High – miles and miles of modern suburbia. But up on Mulholland Drive it’s still wild, and dark. ~ Thursday, February 14, 2019

Heavenly Darkness: Los Angeles is having a wet winter – days and days of heavy rain – but the ducks at Heavenly Pond, up in the Franklin Hills, find that just heavenly. They’re happy. ~ Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Neighbors: Everyone has strange neighbors and in Hollywood they’re even stranger – the crowd on the wall behind a local tattoo parlor – the prehistoric hunters on the wall behind the local Jiffy Lube – and a bit more. ~ Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Bit of Everything: Fairfax and Beverly – on one corner it’s the abandoned Fairfax Regency Theater– continually enhanced by the local street artists – but this is Raoul Wallenberg Square so he’s across the street on another comer, extending his hand. And on a third corner it’s that Spanish dancer and all the flowers – and a row of oddly geometric buildings. CBS Television City is on the fourth corner. That’s where every game show on television is taped and home to “Real Time with Bill Maher” and whatnot. There’s a bit of everything on this corner. ~ Monday, February 11, 2019

Even Better Wet: Los Angeles is having a rare wet winter. That makes the local gardens even better. Gardens always look better after a bit of rain. ~ Saturday, February 9, 2019

Surrounded: The new Hollywood surrounds Old Hollywood. New pastel condos and the sleek W Hotel now surround the old Pantages Theater. The soul of Hollywood is leaving. ~ Friday, February 8, 2019

Beach Walk: The doctor said walk every day. The beach south of the Santa Monica Pier will do – the beach at the end of the continent. That seems appropriate. “I grow old… I grow old… I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.” ~ Thursday, February 7, 2019

The State of Things: The local streets on the day Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address. The state of the union is disjointed. ~ Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Out of the Darkness: Hollywood Boulevard at Edgemont, East Hollywood, at the edge of Thai Town (where Thai Town meets Little Armenia under the 1919 Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House) – a full block of new murals – not quite finished yet – but on a rainy day they hit the spot. ~ Monday, February 4, 2019

Rainy Day Color: On a dark day there’s nothing like stumbling on a sudden burst of bright colors. This was Hollywood Boulevard at Kenmore in East Hollywood on a dark and rainy morning. Someone is making things better. ~ Monday, February 4, 2019

No Roses: High winds and driving rain all day – no power for three hours – the streets flooded and some closed – not the day to visit any local gardens. So it was time to consult the archives. This is early February here, but not this year. And there will be roses next week. ~ Saturday, February 2, 2019

Somewhere Else: Take a wrong turn off Wilshire Boulevard and end up in 1928 – or in a small town on the Amalfi Coast in the middle of winter. These things happen. This is South Sycamore Avenue between First Street and Second Street in the Wilshire District. Or it’s somewhere else. ~ Friday, February 1, 2019

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