Friday, September 12, 2008

Los Angeles

"I love LA... Such bon vivance in the face of inevitable doom..." -Bette Midler

(All signs made with cardboard and paint and placed on public property in accordance with First Amendment rights regarding free political speech. Locations here.)

"Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath." - Oscar Levant

"The freeway experience… is the only secular communion Los Angeles has. Actual participation requires a total surrender, a concentration so intense as to seem a kind of narcosis, a rapture-of-the-freeway. The mind goes clean. The rhythm takes over." - Joan Didion

"... a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light." - Woody Allen

"Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles. " -Frank Lloyd Wright

"The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles." - Phil Ochs

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