Hollywood!

I grew up just north of Los Angeles, not far from Hollywood.

I rarely did tourist-y things, because when you live somewhere you avoid the tourists.

I've been in Hollywood for things I've needed to do over the years, but I hadn't made a trip to the tourist-y spots of Hollywood in years.

Yesterday, that changed.

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Aren't I looking just spectacular with my windblown hair?  We've had warm weather lately, but the heat has been accompanied by Santa Ana winds.  (For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Santa Anas, they often reach hurricane force – particularly in our canyons and foothills.)

Almost as soon as I arrived, I ran into a camera man who was filming in a local mall.  He was losing his patience with the people he was filming.  I couldn't resist taking his photo.  All the tourists were looking at what he was filming, and I was looking at him.

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I don't know what it is about The Camera Man Photo, but I love it.

Here's another very "Hollywood" photo of The Walk of Fame:

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It seemed like everywhere I turned, there were people trying to make a buck.  A lot of times, they were just street people.  Of course, there are a lot of gift and souvenir shops too.  

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I've got more to share with you about my adventures in Hollywood in upcoming days.  It was a loooooooong day (primarily because of the amount of driving time it took to get up there and back).  

I took a lot of photos too, which makes for a very painful bionic arm.  

I'll leave you with one more glimpse of my day before I close.

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After all, today's post wouldn't be complete without Marilyn, would it?

© Twenty Four At Heart

10 Responses to “Hollywood!”

  1. Michelle

    I love that first photo of you. Simply beautiful, you are.

  2. Diane

    I love your windblown hair. You look so relaxed and happy in that first picture.

  3. Di

    Love the Hollywood sign. Looks like maybe it received a paint job?
    Oh, and Marilyn has always been my favorite star. I wish she had been around a few more decades and written a book revealing a more in depth look at her life.
    Di

  4. Jenny in MN now AZ

    You look good in the relaxed, windy photo! Interesting pictures. Thanks for continuing to share with us.

  5. Tami

    I love all these photos. You look great. I like your style of photography. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

  6. Missy

    Ditto on the first photo. Have you ever thought of cutting your hair shorter? That was my first thought when I saw the photo. Great picture of you Suzanne.

  7. dogmother

    I like cameraman…he looks like an average guy. Sounds like a fun day.

  8. Jason

    You look so good in this last photo. And the lady in the pink sweater looks pretty good, too.
    I want to hike up to the Hollywood sign some day.

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