Hollywood and Vine

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From Wikipedia:

“Hollywood and Vine,

the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, a district of Los Angeles, became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie-related businesses. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is centered on the intersection.

Today, not many production facilities are located in the immediate area. One of the few remaining is the Capitol Records Tower to the north of the intersection.

In 1910 the town of Hollywood was annexed by the City of Los Angeles.

Beginning in the 1920s, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the area began to see an influx of money and influence as movie and music businesses began to move in, turning the local farms and orchards into movie back lots. Hollywood and Vine was the second busiest intersection in the area, after Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue.

In the 1930s radio programs such as KFWB and the CBS Lux Radio Theater spoke of “broadcasting live from Hollywood and Vine,” and newspaper columnists Hedda Hopper and Jimmie Fidler regularly touted the intersection’s mystique.

In 1958, the intersection became the central point of the newly installed Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the astronauts of the first lunar landing mission Apollo 11, were awarded television stars for coverage of the mission, and given the places of honor at the exact corners of Hollywood and Vine.

By the 1960s, however, many studios and broadcasters had moved onto more upscale areas, and the area fell into disrepair and disrepute, with many abandoned stores and offices, and the streets themselves, claimed by squatters and panhandlers. It took several decades for redevelopment to take hold, and visitors looking for Hollywood dreams were often taken aback by the area’s contrast with shinier tourist meccas.”

from Brie:
I remember driving around there in the 1980s  looking for a side street to park, and noticing several people just hanging around as though they had nothing to do. This was before the Rodney King riot.

“The riots over five days in the spring of 1992 left more than 50 people dead, and more than 2,000 injured.”

Don’t confuse with the historic 1965 Watts riot in Los Angeles!


Filth1970: “Dirty little Slut.

And I love Dirty little Sluts”


At ground zero with Janet Mason PTA soccer mom:


From the film “Bimbo Bowlers from Boston (Buffalo?)”

Bimbo bowler Brie:


“This is Trudi,

“Miss Destiny was saying, and Trudi is probably the realest and sweetest-looking queen in L.A., and you have to be completely queer not to dig her. Her hair is long enough for a woman, short enough for a man. Her eyelashes were painted arched over round blue coquettish eyes. and of all the queens I will meet in L.A., Trudi has most accurately been able to duplicate the female stance so that, unlike most other queens, she has not become the mere parody of woman.” “Hi , baby,” she says, pursing her lips cutely, “welcome to the snakepit.” She indicates the scene about her as if she had been born to reign over it. Now Trudi minces out in blacklace negligee, panties and brassiere–looking I have to say disturbingly real like one of those girls in the back pages of the scandal magazines that advertise those slinky gowns and underclothes.

Truly, you will admit, Darling Dolly Dane

is cute in the dim light and shadows, with soft looking cream skin and dancing eyes and a loose sweater tonight and skirt–acting like a flirt teenage girl out to get laid. Darling Dolly Dane is all pink ruffles and queen-cuteness.”

Rechy, John


From one of my videos:


Brie as Shirley:


New stamps approved: