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Title
The hills are smoking hot
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Creator
McCulloh, Douglas
Contributor
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
Collection
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.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
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."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 36 cm. on sheet 26 x 38 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00081676
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
GPC_b4_f2_i52
CARL0004974402
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3810
Subject
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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