Etcetera 3.

Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel, Hollywood, CA. Postcard from the Tichnor Brothers Collection at the Boston Public Library. 1930-1945 (approximate).

A vine is for climbing and swinging. The street named after one is for walking on stars, from Sunset to Hollywood and down.

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The crack of the backbeat ends in a monument of surf: The Beach Boys are a name on the Walk of Fame.

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Hollywood’s Knickerbocker is not a basketball player but a building opened in 1925.

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Matthau and Lemmon are resting flat in the shade on Cosmo Street, arguing about the Dodgers.

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The soft and sparkling black ground is ideal for recreational wheels, but a sign says all of that is prohibited.

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Emerging from the military surplus store with a bright-handled hunting knife in his mouth, a gentleman heads towards the hills.

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In Musso & Frank a fighter and his manager sit down for a late steak lunch. They end up at five gin apiece.

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For some, the old Pacific radio towers transmit a never-ending golf tournament.

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Along these streets it is easy to see a mural or mosaic of an actor playing the ancient sport of bow and arrow or discus.

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Down the alley behind Cherokee Avenue a lady sings the Star-Spangled Banner before a game of jacks.

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Was that Joe DiMaggio?

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The diving contest at the Roosevelt pool is set to begin.

Written By

Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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