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Today in Hollywoood

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Today in Hollywood–November 11, 2012

 

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The Roosevelt Hotel

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A practically deserted Hollywood Boulevard

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A crowd-less  Hollywood Walk of Fame

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The Hollywood Sign on a clear Sunday morning

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The famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine

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Much needed repairs on the Walk of Fame near Hollywood and Highland

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The above photos were taken at Hollywood, California on Sunday morning, November 11, 2012

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Today in LA

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Snow covered peaks near Hollywood and Glendale

 

 

If you were out-and-about today in Los Angeles, you may have seen the beautiful snow capped mountians that are currently surrounding the city thanks to the recent rains and snows in the higher elevations. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 (Photos by Allan R. Ellenberger)

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Burning bush at Hollywood Forever

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Small bush fire at Hollywood Forever swiftly extinguished

 

 

 

A burning bush at Hollywood Forever was quickly extinguished today by cemetery security. Let’s hope it wasn’t a heavenly messenger with additional commandments – we can’t keep the ones we have. (PHOTOS: Allan R. Ellenberger)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old Chaplin Studios get a drenching

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Car accident at old Chaplin Studios (now Henson) creates huge waterspout

 

(PHOTOS: Allan R. Ellenberger

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger
March 20, 2010

 

Today, around 2 p.m. Hollywood time, a two car accident in front of the old Chaplin Studios (now Jim Henson Studios), sheared off a fire hydrant sending a massive spray of water more than 100 feet into the air above the studio.

 

 

Above is one of the cars that landed across La Brea at De Longpre Avenue in front of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Students from the school were out with film cameras documenting the accident.

 

 

 

Firemen arrive to fix the broken hydrant. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt and it seems that only shaken nerves were at risk.

 

 

Fireman attempt to turn off the water spout but it takes nearly 30 minutes to bring it under control.

 

 

Finally the spout begins to diminish and within minutes it is just a trickle. The water spout was located in front of what used to be Charlie Chaplins personal office.

 

 

Just a half-block north on La Brea, traffic is bumper-to-bumper and pedestrians are on the street taking photos and just trying to maneuver through the streets.

 

 

 

Just a few more turns…

 

 

… and everything is back to normal. At the left you can see the car that snapped off the hydrant and its alleged owner, covered by a towel, looks through the trunks contents. The drivers side window was broken out so water filled the inside of the car.

 

Thanks again to the LAFD and LAPD

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Oscar’s arrival in Hollywood

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Oscar arrives at the Kodak Theatre

 

 

This morning in Hollywood, Oscar is gently lowered and will be placed on his pedastal in time for next Sunday’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony

 

 

The spectator’s stand is empty now but by this time next week it will be filled with fans waiting to see their favorite nominee’s arrival for the Academy Awards ceremony at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre

 

 (PHOTOS: Allan R. Ellenberger)

The Hollywood Sign awaits Oscar’s arrival

 

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Parking confusion

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

To park or not to park…?

 

 

Parking has always been a problem in Hollywood, but these two conflicting signs seen this morning on Highland just south of the Boulevard, makes it more confusing

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Hollywood Sign

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Saving Cahuenga Peak and the Hollywood Sign from developers

 

(Photo: Allan R. Ellenberger

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Storm clouds passing Hollywood

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

‘Til the clouds roll by…

 

 

An unusual viewing of the Hollywood Sign

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Rain Looms Over Hollywood

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Storm clouds move in over Hollywood for a week of predicted rain

 

(Photo: Allan R. Ellenberger)

 

Looking Northwest from Hollywood Boulevard and El Centro, scattered clouds move in over the Capital Records building and the Pantages Theatre for a weeks worth of expected rains in the Southland.

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Kermit Gets De-bugged?

Friday, October 16th, 2009

TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Does Kermie have fleas?

 

Henson Studios fumigated

 (Photos: Allan R. Ellenberger)

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger

 

Oh no, does Kermit the Frog have fleas? Possibly, but just to be safe they’re fumigating his entire lily pad. As seen today in Hollywood, the old Charlie Chaplin Studios on La Brea – now home of the Jim Henson Company – was being tented for fumigation. What must Miss Piggy think?

 

Henson/Chaplin Studios

The old Charlie Chaplin Studios under a tent

 

 

Kermit the Frog

 Kermit, dressed as his predecessor Charlie Chaplin, gets ready to have his pedestal cloaked

 

 

Chaplin-Henson Studios

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