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The hills are smoking hot
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
McCulloh, Douglas
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 200-]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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Photographer's caption reads, "I took the helicopter door off. I loosened the seatbelt as far as it would go and put a tab of gaffer's tape across the buckle. It's a routine. When you hang out the door to keep the landing skids out of the photos you stay as safe as you can. A client was picking up the tab on a commercial shoot, but I persuaded the pilot to make a detour over Hollywood. The slanting winter sun lit up the ridgetop mansions. Over the crest of the Hollywood Hills we spotted a little initial plume of smoke in Wildwood Canyon. It turned out to be the start of a fire that burned for days. Fire coordinators pulled 350 men off the raging 24,000-acre Topanga Fire and dispatched them to tackle the new threat. Santa Ana winds relentlessly pushed the fire into steep terrain in the San Gabriel Mountains above Burbank."
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 36 cm. on sheet 26 x 38 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
Hollywood Sign (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mansions--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Fires--California, Southern
Mountains--California, Southern
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs

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