The State of Outdoor Ads in Hollywood Today, aka OMG

mr magorium invades the tower records on sunset

Yes it's a material world, and we are material girls. But look what they've done to our great record store.

Is that really necessary?

Isn't there a law against defacing a tomb?

The state of outdoor ads in Hollywood is a sorry one.

People should say sorry.

mr magorium invades the tower records on sunset

West Hollywood has always been known for its outdoor ads, particularly on the Sunset Strip.

mr magorium invades the tower records on sunset

If you wanna know what HBO is hyping, look no further than the side of a building as you weave your way down Sunset.

paper invades sunset

Be careful because some of the traffic that you will be driving next to, might also be just another form of advertisement.

well it is an ad for men

And because Hollywood is so... lets say... open-minded, when ads contain sexy images, they're not always of hot babes in short skirts.

well it is an ad for men
well it is an ad for men

But who are we kidding, Hollywood has always been a place to go if you wanna see a guy with his shirt off or his pants missing.

the famous apple ad on highland near santa monica blvd

And Hollywood has always been able to pull off some very well-received outdoor advertising, that one could probably say has been effective.

the not famous beowolf ad on highland near santa monica blvd

That Apple ad has been so good, that the storage place at Highland and Santa Monica Blvd. sold their blank facade to "Beowolf". Whatevs.

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One of the signs of the times is the fact that CBS no longer advertises for Extra on their former studios on Sunset near Roscoe's.

Adios Pat O'Brien, don't forget to call!

mr magorium invades the tower records on sunset

But the worst is what they've done to the former Tower Records. Couldn't they just sell Christmas trees in that lot or pumpkins or something?

mr magorium invades the tower records on sunset

When the White Stripes took it over, they played there, they broadcasted from there. They did something special that was respectful for what the building is known for.

Even Dustin Hoffman should apologize.

electric billboard gets erected on sunset near the mcdonalds

Further East on Sunset they were erecting a new billboard. One of those new electronic jobbers where you don't need a couple guys to climb the pole and paint or string up an ad. All you have to do is send the image to the billboard and there it is.

electric billboard gets erected on sunset near the mcdonalds

Progress.

electric billboard gets errected on sunset near the mcdonalds

Everyone wins.

electric billboard gets errected on sunset near the mcdonalds

How many guys does it take to put up a billboard anyways?

at&t does spy on you and these people will spray cans seem to know it

Only thing they should worry about with those new billboards, though, is hackers.

Andre does have a posse, you know.

mr magorium invades the tower records on sunset

Never forget.

photos by Sonny I. LaVista / LAist