Портрети вулиць Голлівуду 80-х

Наприкінці сімдесятих років Метт Суїні (Matt Sweeney) остаточно закинув школу і вирішив стати кінорежисером. Підробляючи в ресторані і на заправці в Сан-Дієго, хлопець дізнався про шанс. Цей шанс йому надав сам Френсіс Форд Коппола (Francis Ford Coppola), який шукав стажера-помічника. Метт Суїні мріяв працювати з камерою, тому на всі заощадження придбав Nikon F2 і почав практикуватися. Натхненний творчістю таких маститих імен, як Гаррі Віногранд, Елліотт Ервітте та інших, хлопчина просто гуляв по Голлівуду і фотографував. На жаль, на стажування хлопець так і не потрапив, але вступив до коледжу і продав куплену апаратуру. Через 30 років, Метт почав сканувати слайди з минулого і розміщувати їх в Tumblr.
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1. Punk rock photographer and Hollywood denizen Rooh Steif on the bus in Hollywood.




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2. Goodyear blimp passing over the Capitol Records building shot from near Hollywood and Vine.




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3. Inside the bus turning onto Hollywood Boulevard. The 217 or 89 (not sure) coming down from Hollywoodland/Gower and turning onto Hollywood Blvd in 1980 or so on its way to Melrose/Santa Monica area. I rode that RTD bus for years. averaged about 3+ hours per day on it. I'd stay on until I felt like getting off and shooting and before it got much past Graumann's Theater.




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4. Curb on Hollywood Boulevard.




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5. Two locals pass Mann's Theater and a cowboy statue performer on Hollywood Boulevard.




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6. Bus stop in from of Mann's Chinese Theater.




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7. Stranger I asked to pose at Hollywood and Vine, she said, "Of course dear, we are all vain.".




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8. Hollywood at sunset from the east ridge of Beachwood Canyon.




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9. Photo booth on Hollywood Boulevard at Whitley in front of the Walgreens by Fredrick's of Hollywood.




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10. Halloween night on Hollywood Boulevard, a samurai and a cigarette girl discuss things across from the Pussy Cat Theater playing Deep Throat.




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11. Rear window car art on Hollywood Boulevard.




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12. One of a series of women in red, in front of a bank window off Hollywood Boulevard.




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13. The May Company at Wilshire and Santa Monica, waiting for the bus.




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14. Close up of woman waiting for bus on Hollywood Boulevard.




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15. Man waiting for bus on Hollywood Boulevard.




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16. Woman with cool hair on bus, about to turn onto Hollywood Boulevard.




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17. Inside of laundromat in Silver Lake as the weekend fair winds down on Sunday night.




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18. The Broadway and Plaza Hotel signs near Hollywood and Vine.




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19. One of the parking lots in the blocks north of Hollywood Boulevard near Musso And Frank's.




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20. Rooh and Maria posing in an alley just of Hollywood and Highland.




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21. Maria in the photomat booth off Hollywood Boulevard, 1982.




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22. Rooh and Maria playing in a parking structure north of Hollywood Boulevard, showing off for gawkers on the tourist bus.




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23. Near Sunset And Western in Hollywood a man prays and walks in front of apartments.




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24. Near Musso And Frank's Bar And Grill showing "Reds" movie posters along Hollywood Boulevard.




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25. Woman in front of Hollywood bank window.




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26. Hollywood and Vine morning bustle. View this same scene today in Google Street View.




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27. Women I ran into most days on the boulevard, posing for me in the morning along Hollywood Boulevard.




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28. Hollywood Boulevard shoe store window and people on street shot while waiting for the bus.




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29. A woman waits for the bus at Hollywood and Vine in late afternoon.