Welcome to the second installment of Pop LA! This town is not only glamorous - it's downright wacky! We don't always want to just sit here and look pretty - sometimes we prefer to interject a joke or funny story... As mentioned in a previous post we don't take ourselves too seriously. Case in point, the Randy's Donuts sign above. This drive-in bakery established in 1952 in the the city of Inglewood wouldn't be such a fun destination were it not for the huge 32 1/2 ft in diameter donut! You may recognize it from countless movies, most recently Iron Man II. Apparently, signs designed to look exactly like the product sold were a huge trend in the 50's. I imagine it must have been quite an effective way to attract business - only a 32 foot donut could get me all the way to Inglewood!
A very chic POP of color, while waiting for fish tacos on Sunset Blvd.
What could be more iconic and POP than the Hollywood sign? Unfortunately you'll have to squint to spot it - it was quite a foggy/smoggy day yesterday!
Francesca in polka dots and KJL spiked cuffs puckers up to a Geisha on Hollywood Blvd.
This is another great Pop LA landmark building listed as one of LA's Registered Historic Places. Designed by Welton Becket, and completed in 1956, its thirteen stories mirror a stack of records on a turntable - remember those? Hence the "needle" at the top of the "stack". Capitol Records is located in the heart of Hollywood, at the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine. Beatles to Beasties call it home. You can walk their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and imagine all the talent that has walked through its doors...
Home to many candlelight vigils...
I laughed when I first saw this one... but now I wonder if Noel is one of the many thousands who came to LA with a dream... Maybe his approach was the whole "see it/believe it" thing??
Just as Little Edie said, "This is the right costume for the day". An Andy Warhol tee shirt and pink bubble skirt tend to inspire an exploration of POP landmarks!
(tee - Model Citizen; skirt - Zara; sunglasses - A.J. Morgan; sandals - Sigerson Morrison)
(bracelets - left hand: Helena Rohner; right hand - vintage)
(purse - ADD Handbags, that's me!)
One of 26 ten foot guitar sculptures in GuitarTown on the famous Sunset Strip. Each guitar was designed to represent a famous performer or player in the history of the strip. This one symbolizes Katy Perry who doesn't interest me nearly as much as pink and glitter!
Pastel dreads and pin-up style on Hollywood Blvd. - adorably POP LA!
This binocular four story sculpture, located on Main St. in Venice Beach, was designed by Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje Van Bruggen. It is the entrance to the Binocular Building designed between 1985-1991 by LA architect and fellow Canadian Frank Gehry.
Clowns in general freak me out. Always have. This three story tall, tutu wearing, gloved clown is no exception! He stars in the opening credits of "Californication" and was created in 1988 by sculptor Jonathan Borofsky for reasons only he can understand... But I must say, he does add to the eclecticism of Venice!
Happy Weekend Everyone!
Happy Weekend Everyone!