Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Hollywood Blvd.

On Hollywood Blvd. between Las Palmas and Cahuenga, stars of the past come out everynight to overlook the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Metal doors come down over storefronts at closing time and each one reveals a mural of an entertainer from 20's-50's. I love driving by and seeing them and wonder if anyone else notices them too... maybe they have noticed but have no idea who they are. How sad! These stars were fuel for many a dream and should not be taken for granted. Hopefully they will remain for a long time to inspire and remind us what was once great about Hollywood during this glorious era!

John Barrymore, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Betty Grable, Jimmy Dorsey, Myrna Loy, Edgar Bergen, Bing Crosby, Vivien Leigh, Boris Karloff, Errol Flynn, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Cesar Romero, Peter Lorre, Angela Lansbury, Orson Welles, James Cagney, Buster Keaton, Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O'Sullivan, Gene Autry, Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Hope, Marlene Dietrich, Abbott & Costello


RedDiabla said...

Too bad the photos aren't bigger...the murals are cool!

Anonymous said...

I'll try to post a bigger one- they just take up so much space!

RedDiabla said...

You can try setting it up where the thumbnail photos are small, but when you click on them, a bigger version of the photo comes up.

Unless you're talking about how long it takes to upload said photos. That's different.

Thanks for putting up a larger version of the Dietrich mural. Awesome!

Robby Cress said...

I think it is great that the Hollywood shops have these images on their store fronts. Not only does it make the metal doors look nicer they are a great reminder of all the great entertainers that have come through Hollywood. Thanks for sharing!

David said...

How wonderful! :)