Pictures from Hollywood – Part III

2015-06-10 at 17:29

This is the last part of my mini series “Pictures from Hollywood” My one day bike trip from Venice Beach to Hollywood and back.

Walking in Hollywood
You know something went wrong when they sell bongs instead of Playmates Shoes…

Walking in Hollywood
Detail from the building N Cherokee Ave / Hollywood Blvd

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood
Further down the road at N McCadden Pl / Hollywood Blvd

Walking in Hollywood
Details from the house where you find now the Disney Studio Store and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood
Another detail from the El Capitan. The other one you at Pictures from Hollywood Part I. The El Capitan Theater was opened 1926 and owned by the same guy as the Chinese Theater. It was dubbed “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama” The design featured a Spanish Colonial Revival style exterior and an East Indian interior.

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood
Another detail from the Chinese Theatre

Walking in Hollywood
Another view up to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and named after United States president Theodore Roosevelt.

Walking in Hollywood
Took another way back to Venice Beach and had to stop for this picture! Hello Kermit!

Back to Venice
Art in front of the Ace Museum

Back to Venice
Somewhere close to Culver

Culver City
Culver City – only miles and miles away from home…

Pictures from Hollywood Part II

2015-05-28 at 15:42

Part 2 of my photo walk in Hollywood. Up and down the Hollywood Boulevard.

Walking in Hollywood
Detail of 6554 Hollywood Blvd.

Walking in Hollywood
I remember that place from the last time I walked here – last century…

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood
The Pacific Theatre opened as The Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre in April 26, 1928. It could seat 2756 people – crazy!

During the 80 week run of “2001, A Space Odyssey” the theatre was sold from Stanley Warner to Pacific Theatres and was renamed the Hollywood Pacific Theatre.

The theatre suffered damage in the 1994 Earthquake. This caused the two balcony screens to be closed. The Pacific Theatre closed finally on August 15, 1994. It remained closed till 2002 the Entertainment Technology Center tested the new digital projection technology. They left again 2006 and in early 2008 it was being used by a church on Sundays. The church vacated the building in June 2013.

There are two antenna towers on top that once transmitted the signal of KFWB radio.

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood
Who does not know the famous letters?

Walking in Hollywood
Do you remember the time when there where record placers and you could put a lot of 45 on a little stick in the middle and each time the 45 reached the end of the song a new one dropped down?? That building reminds me of that.

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

Walking in Hollywood

You find Pictures from Hollywood Part 1 here.

Pictures from Hollywood Part I

2015-04-21 at 11:27

It is way to hot for me today in Prachuap Khiri Khan and I went to the temple with the monkeys in the morning. So another lazy day under the fan in the living room of Maggies Homestay.Tomorrow i leave for Bangkok again. Mitsos is also coming tomorrow evening.
I took the time to pick a few pictures from a bike tour from Venice Beach to Hollywood. It was quite long and actually there is a hill. And all that on Irenies Beach Cruiser that is a bit to small for me. Well well no pain no gain!

Los Angeles
The Helms Bakery in Culver City operated from 1931 to 1969. They had a fleet of delivery trucks that bring fresh backed products to the customers. A very nice building. He won a contract to supply bread for the 1932 games in Los Angeles. His slogan was “Olympic Games Bakers – Choice of Olympic Champions.” That is why he has the Olympic Rings in his logo.

Los Angeles
Not a lot left from that Fox

Hollywood Los Angeles
From here on it is only downhill

Hollywood Los Angeles
Walk of Fame

Hollywood Los Angeles
YES!

Hollywood Los Angeles
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and named after United States president Theodore Roosevelt.

Hollywood Los Angeles
Outside the Chinese Theater. That must be the best concrete in the world. So many people walk over it every day and still you can see and read everything.

Hollywood Los Angeles
That man had small hands and feet!

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
The El Capitan Theater was opened 1926 and owned by the same guy as the Chinese Theater. It was dubbed “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama” The design featured a Spanish Colonial Revival style exterior and an East Indian interior.

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
Hollywood Masonic Temple, now known as the El Capitan Entertainment Centre was built in 1921. The Masons operated the temple until 1982 than it changed ownership a few times until the Walt Disney Company bought it. Since 2003, the building’s theater has been the home of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Hollywood Los Angeles
Aha!

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
Vogue Theatre opened in 1935. It now houses the supperclub.

Hollywood Los Angeles
The News View Theatre first opened in 1939. It later changed its name to Newsreel Theatre. In the mid 1970’s it became a Pussycat Theatre and had its biggest hit when it screened Linda Lovelace in “Deep Throat”, which ran for ten years. When that closed in the summer of 1989, it was renamed Ritz Theatre, operating as a third run movie house and closed in 1991.

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
Why is everything here so fucked up?

Hollywood Los Angeles

Hollywood Los Angeles
The Kress Department Store building built-in 1934, served as the flagship Frederick’s of Hollywood boutique for 59 years. There is a night club in it now.

Chequered Flag Classic Car Dealer in Marina Del Ray

2015-04-17 at 11:45

When I was in Los Angeles the last time I had the bike from Irenie and did some random cruises to see something of the neighborhood. Most of the time I biked towards Santa Monica but sometimes just somewhere. On the way back from lunch I found Chequered Flag. Wow so many nice cars.

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag
Meee a Dino!

Chequered Flag
I only took pictures of Porsches and a snap of the Volkswagen corner

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

If you are close it is worth to stop and take a look. Feels more than a museum than a car dealer.
You can find them on 4128 Lincoln Boulevard, Marina Del Rey directly across Bartell’s Harley Davidson. Or visit them online: http://www.chequeredflag.com/

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