Sunday, January 18, 2015
Evolution on Sunset
The Chateau Marmont at 8221 Sunset Boulevard is a true rarity in Hollywood. Other than its initially brief period as an apartment building before the Great Depression forced it to become a hotel, this landmark has kept the same name and function since 1929. Just down the street at 8225, the same cannot be said for the Chateau's neighbor, which was a private residence, then a restaurant and club in the 1940s called The Players:
which was followed by The Imperial Gardens in 1953 and then the notorious Roxbury in 1989. After the Roxbury faded away in 1997, Miyagi's Club/Restaurant took over. I managed to photograph it myself in 2011 before it was changed into...
The Pink Taco!
Speaking of change, note that since the previous May 2014 photo a gigantic guitar has been added to the exterior decor:
This particular one in a series of Sunset Boulevard guitars celebrates the Viper Room. Why it is in front of the Pink Taco and not the Viper Room itself is a mystery to me.
Whatever the reason, it doesn't interfere from the visual splendor of the kitsch that one's eyes can enjoy inside:
The same cannot be said for my stomach which is still churning from my recent lunch there.
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