Last week I was able to take some pictures around Hollywood, see "Wicked" at the gorgeous Pantages Theater, meet up with many Micechatters at the Wally Boag dinner, and attend a C.O.W meet on Sunday. It really was a great week, and have quite a few pictures to share.
Thursday and Friday I spent some time in Hollywood and inspired by a few photo articles that compared actual buildings in Hollywood, with building they inspired in DCA. With that thought in mind I took several photographs of some of the more interesting buildings in Hollywood.
Hollywood and Highland is where I parked, as it was near The Disney Soda Fountain. Coming up the escalators, they have some intriguing decore, from
a baby grand piano
to a display of mirrors, that look like something from Alice in Wonderland.
At Hollywood and Highland, another iconic symbol of old Hollywood
was brought back with the developement of the Hollywood Highland
shopping area. When I get to my DCA pictures, I will include a couple
of pictures you can compare with this.
Do you know which building this is?
This is part of the exterior lobby of the same building
It is part of the ceiling of the exterior lobby of the El Capitan Theater.
And in the same building, on the first floor is the Disney Soda fountain.
And of course, no report to Hollywood would be complete without a photo of
at least a little bit of the real Walk of Fame
Most of these buildings are along Hollywood Blvd.
I was really amazed by how detailed some of these buildings were.
And some buildings didn't have to be very high, but still had beautiful details
Some buildings were in the process of being restored, some were boarded up
and some were just crappy looking souvenier stores. Others had some real eclectic clothing.
This building, which houses a large costume shop on the first floor,
was the inspiration for a builidng in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot in DCA,
And As I was walking in front of the store, I notice a famous celebrity,
with tennies on :
And there was quite a bit of new construction going on too. This
was near Hollywood and Vine, real close to Pantages Theater, where
I saw "Wicked" on Friday night. Immediately to the west of Graumans
Chinese theater, there was also a very deep hole, and a large crane,
supposedly for the foundation of a new building.
Just south of Hollywood blvd, is the famous Cinerama Theater.
Just north of Hollywood and Vine you see this
And it's instersting to see that the red portion on the top of this sign
resembles the same shape.
The outdoor Lobby of Pantages, is decorated in amazing fashion, as is the El Capitan
Just a small portion of the inside lobby. They didn't allow picture inside the theater,
but it had an even larger chandelier, same style as pictured here, and even more ornate.
And the staircase going up to the balcony
After the performance, I was able to get a few autographs and pictures
Glinda ~ Megan Hilty
Elphaba ~ Caissie Levey and me
Nessarose ~ Marcy Dodd and me
The Wizard ~ John Rubinstien and
Caissie Levy ~ Elphaba
Fiyero ~ Kristoffer Cusick
Unfortunately Jo Anne Worley zipped off, too quick.
Next up, will be pictures from the Wally Boag dinner,
and then pictures from the Meet on Sunday, and my
own pictures of the new Pixar Play Parade !