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A fun parade of people indeed! Wish I could have stayed a bit longer to enjoy being a tourist. Such fun people-watching!
wow! I think only once ..when I first moved to ca and went into hollywood was there someone dressed up (and it may well have been Charlie Chaplan)he would stand very still like a statue and suddenly move and everyone would jump and laugh LOL... are they people paid to do that??? or just ordinary folk who make costumes (very good ones for the most part)
Wow Naomi, that is quite a group. I can see why you indulge. Very interesting though Wonder Woman really should rethink her costume.
Wonder how much they make in a day though I'll bet a lot would do it for free and the attention.
I enjoyed the show.
Hi, Naomi, the robot characters look like they're out of the 'Transformers' films.
Good morning, Naomi!
They are called Transformers, characters from a Hasbro toy line that spawned 3 big hit films...all lousy, but hugely successful. Remember that giant poster installed on The Sunset-Vine Tower? It was for this franchise.
Boy, that really looks like MJ!!!
I hit send too soon!!!! Ha!
Anyway these Transformers are from another planet, and there are good ones and there are bad ones. They are called Transformers, because just like the toys they can be turned into different things: a car, a plane, etc., You get the idea.
Have a great day,
What an amazing spectacle - such a mish-mash of characters.Thanks for sharing :)
I hope you are feeling more yourself now after all you have had to cope with.
It's fairly obvious that some of those in the tight fitting super heroes' costumes don't look in the mirror much.
Geeze Louise on a mountain bike!
This is really fun! The Chaplin is outstanding -- and Michael Jackson is pretty much a ringer, too! And, hope you are feeling better by now and looking forward to the Oscars this weekend!
I read a story months ago about one Spiderman who was arrested because his 'package' was far too evident
I loved Chaplin
So much to look at in Hollywood! I don’t ever see unusual characters like those walking in Atlanta…. But, I’d rather look at the view from your balcony – it is a lot more beautiful and ever changing. A year goes so fast – it was about this time last year that we were in California and had such a great time visiting you. But, we may still go back.
Yellow guy in first pictures is a Transformer, the characters in the mirror are Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. Love the pix!
When we visited you it was a Friday and the place was busy but we didn't have time to stop there then. That was when the tours were hopping at only $20 each too. When we came back on Monday (the day before we left because we got the rental car back) there weren't as many characters out.
You got some great ones here. Indeed, Bryce would LOVE the spiderman ones. I babysat him yesterday and he wore the suit all day! I learned from him that the yellow robot guy is "Bumblebee." He's a transformer.
The Charlie Chaplin and Micheal Jackson characters you captured are particularly good. I thought the Superman one I got was good too. I mean some of them actually look like the actors.
And yes, that restaurant I posted was Buca de Beppo! We ate there once and were served a ton of delicious food but Joe doesn't eat dairy and they the dish had cheese in it, which wasn't described as such on the menu. So they gave him some meatballs and spaghetti and I was left with the "family size" dish!
The Charlie Chapin and Michael Jackson characters really do look like them!
You've captured some great photos and I could only wish that we had parades like that :)
It sure looks like wondrous fun to me!!! Awesome photos!!!!
Cool! Though I am pretty sure that was actually MJ. Pretty sure!
Beautiful parade of characters. I really liked Chaplin and Michael Jackson! Wow! I love all the excitement on that street, and all those Spidermen...and their packages! LOL
Very nice, Naomi. I'd love to visit your town one day. xo
just another day in Hollyweird. Hi Naomi...Hope your doing fine up in those beautiful hills far away from the madness below...Cheers to you sweet Lady!
What a fun parade, Naomi!
You took some great photos of such a variety of character.
I hope you are feeling better my dear! Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.
If I lived near there, I might go watch them every week. I had my photo taken with a Charlie Chaplain look-alike once.
The MJ person looks very convincing!
You take such great photos from the car too! I love them all. How fun. I suppose it would be a good way of getting some attention and money too. The last time we were in Vegas there were some guys dressed up as Elvis. I didn't realise you had to pay them to pose with you though!
I really got a kick out of these photos. I've never taken the time to go down to see these characters, or didn't pay much attention to what few I saw when I've been there in years past. I suspect economic conditions may have brought out a few more costumed folk and obviously many tourists love them. Wonder if they actually earn enough tips or can charge enough to make it worth their while? That Charlie Chaplin character really looked good. Wonder how many people today even know who he was? 'Spose some of these costumed people think they may get work from this exposure? Maybe some of them are aspiring imitators who book these jobs and they just didn't have work that day. Glad you got out to take these pictures and shared here.
Tonight is the big one Naomi. Can't wait to hear your take on the event. Enjoy every minute.
I loved Vagabonde's post of your childhood home!! You are an amazing person with such a fascinating family history and I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about you.
Always a show in Hollywood!
I used to live in Woodland Hills, but on occasion, I'd catch such fanfare too. Never a dull moment!
p.s. I came from Vagabonde's, after she shared about your family home. Glad to meet you.
Well, Naomi, if I ever get the chance to go back to visit LA, I am definitely going to stroll around in that neighbourhood and have a look at those crazy movie characters. Do they only appear at weekends? I suppose during the week they are holding down their day jobs as corporate lawyers and brain surgeons.... LOL!
Hi again Naomi: I was just tootling through my blog contacts and I noticed the post that Vagabonde wrote about your childhood home in Great Neck. I remember you showing pictures of the home as it was when your family lived there, and I found it quite thrilling to see pictures of it as it is today. What a lovely house. How wonderful that Vagabonde was invited in to see the inside. Quite a trip into the past for you, I am sure.
Wow...how fun! The Charlie Chaplin character is really good but I think the most amazing of all is the Michael Jackson!!!
Yes, an amazing group. I can remember having a sort of double take around there when I saw an off-duty Batman getting out of an elevator.
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