Monday, November 24, 2014

Clearest of Days for the Hollywood Sign

The weekend saw windy conditions. The moisture in the air was driven off by winds blowing from the desert (east) into the Los Angeles "basin". I cannot recall ever seeing Mount Lee in such detail as yesterday. The closest the camera can now get to the Hollywood Sign is at Sunset Blvd. It was a block further north, at Selma Avenue, but construction of buildings along Hollywood Boulevard now prevents being able to photograph the Sign that much closer. Scroll the screen to see the entire photo.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday November 22, 2014. Somewhere in Hollywood

The Hollywood Studio Club is the site for many productions. This Saturday, just a few days before Thanksgiving (American Holiday), the Club is going to become a location for action. By action I mean: full load gunfire, and from 7 AM to 10 PM. 

Under the pseudonym NYLON, Agent Carter, will be filming (and shooting) at the Club. Agent Carter tells the story of Marvel Comics character Agent Peggy Carter who carries on after the death of Captain America.

I cannot be certain that this shoot will take place, as it's sooooo close to the Thanksgiving holiday that the streets may have been reserved for production equipment and vehicles, for nothing.

This episode is scheduled for broadcast on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the USA.

If and / or when the shooting starts, your truly will try to grab some photos. Until then, enjoy these streets.

The name of this scene is NY

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Little South of Hollywood

In addition to Hollywood, I sometimes enjoy a walk into other parts of Los Angeles and Saturday the 8th, I was able to visit La Española Meats in Harbor City. The factory or butcher shop is located in a somewhat industrial part of Harbor City, but the shop was jumping with people last Saturday.

The occasion was a sampling of Spain's popular brand of jamon de jabuego de piedra negra, Cinco Jotas. This is a dry cured and mountain air aged ham of exceptional sweetness. I tasted slice after slice and it's delicious. Pricey, yes, yet delicious.

I purchased a 40 cm paellera, a pound of Bomba rice and some chorizo with smoked paprika.

Cinco Jotas - Not a ham in the background


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Direct to Series Season 2 - Ile de France Film Commission

Yours truly received an invitation to the Direct to Series convocation. Don't get me wrong, maybe it was a group meeting. But there are more attendees than members of a group, so I'm miffed as to what I attended (not my first rodeo).

These groups along with the French Consulate of Los Angeles, sponsored this event, to promote French made television shows, as potential partners or out-right sales to Hollywood of French entertainment. With or without subtitles, I suppose.

 Above, Sebastian Labadie, schmoozing with a compatriot. His show: Q.I., was one selected for sales or collaboration with Hollywood.
Backdrop for Photo Ops

Assorted Miscreants

Photo Op in Operation

French Equivalent "Big Red Cup"
 See also: Toby Keith's Big Red Cup.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Poster Art for Events and the "Commie Revolution?"

Flaneuring along Santa Monica Blvd., south of the KTLA Televisions Studios (closer to Sunset Blvd.), I chanced across an apartment building that has a number of event posters slathered along it's walls.

Commie Counter Culture Denunciation of "Profit". (unless it's their profit)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Steven Spielberg's Parking Space

Flaneuring around the grounds between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, I found Steven Spielberg's parking spot.

Ground Level View

Ariel View of Spielberg Parking Spot, space for 100+ cars

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Téa Leoni - Street Advertising in Hollywood or A Secret Meeting Place?

Travelling south of Vine Street today, I chanced past this and snapped a few photos. 

Téa Leoni - Advert for Madam Secretary

Flag Above the Musician's Union - Partial Patio of the Oinkster

I suspect that this is not a tour bus and why the production company would have the personnel, maybe including Ms. Leoni at the Oinkster restaurant is inexplicable. Stars of shows don't have lunch with production staff. At least the Stars do not travel in such vehicles to go to lunch. But I could be mistaken.

I first saw Téa Leoni in a show called The Naked Truth and thought she was both comic and sexy. This has not changed and while I have not seen the Madam Secretary, and it appears to be a drama, she is easy enough on the eyes, that I'll watch the show even if it is a drama. Madam Secretary has Bebe Neuwirth in it as well. Both of these ladies have voices (the sound of their voices) that I find intriguing.