Anyhow, we passed the old Frederick's of Hollywood building-- it's now another "classy" "party" palace. The facade is still intact, one of the nicest on the Blvd, but the interior is now just another one of those places plushed up to make the bridge and tunnelers think they might rub elbows, or whatever, with Sienna Miller.
I prefer Hollywood Blvd. in the day time, as it's had the same vibe for many decades.
"Hollywood Blvd. my foot. A lot of bit players out of work and fish faced blondes trying to shake a hangover out of their teeth."
--Raymond Chandler, Bay City Blues
OK, so I rest my case. The Blvd. by day still delivers... a huge let down for tourists, a real dream ender.
A couple of days later I stumbled upon this LP with the tag intact. I thought it really embodied the yesterdays of classic Frederick's. Tacky yes, but no dream ender...