The Face Of Hollywood (ebook)
A portrait of 1976
"The Face Of Hollywood" is a photographic portrait of the street people found in the Hollywood of 1976. A true time capsule of a bygone era. It was initiated as a class assignment while photographer Kurt Krueger attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. What started out as a simple class assignment developed into a full blown photojournalistic essay.
Nowhere else on the planet does there seem to be such a concentration of frustrated wannabes on just a couple of streets. Seemingly, every waiter is an actor. Every store clerk is a musician. Every shop keeper has a script to peddle. Every fashion model has a secret life as a stripper or in porn.
They walk the streets displaying their various talents and gimmicks - waiting to be discovered by some studio executive driving by. Occasionally a real celebrity would walk by giving them a sense of renewed hope. On the streets of Hollywood, everyone wants to be a star.
But then there are those who have simply given up on life entirely. The homeless. The insane. They live day to day moving their grocery bags and shopping carts from one street corner to another.
This is the story of all of these people.