Monday, February 22, 2010

Office pic...

Here's a great picture that I have hanging in my office. I got it at some sucky antiques street fair years ago. It just captures a casual moment in a great time of history. Sometimes, when I've had enough drawing, and sit back to take a break. I look at this random photo, and try to figure it out. It must be in L.A. in the early to mid 50's. The girl in trousers (quite racy) looks like a good time. The 35' Ford looks like a good time. The signs are great! I will never know the real story, and I'm sure these folks are long gone, but this photo remains, and captures my imagination from time to time.
By the way... this guy takes care of whitewalls about as well as I do.


  1. 857 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

    In the late 60's, this former Fox movie house became the Toho Theatre which ran films from Japan. (The Toho also opened a theater off Broadway in Times Square in the 60s.) The old marquee was taken off in the mid 80's.
    Today, the former Fox La Brea is used as a church.
    Opened in 1926, this former movie house was designed by Richard D. King.