Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pictures From the Past

As I walk to UCLA almost every day, I'm reminded of the rich cinematic history of the area being used in films, including Paul Schrader's "American Gigolo" (1980), which I just recently rewatched.

The shots of Julian (Richard Gere) walking through a different-looking Westwood reminds me that a Hollywood film as "recent" as 30 years old still holds important historical evidence of how places have changed.

Weyburn Ave, approx. 10925

The Bruin Theatre marquee is visible at the end of the block:

In 1980 the window reflected a hardware store across the street:

Now a Red Mango yogurt place:

Alcove of the Bruin Theatre:

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