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Stairway to Heaven, or, the Hollywood Hills
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 visited the 148 vertiginous steps between Westshire and Hollyridge Drives, constructed as part of the original Hollywoodland subdivision. It's the exact spot where the zombie townspeople of "Santa Mira" pursue Dana Wynter and Kevin McCarthy in the final minutes of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The townspeople are icily conformist duplicates spawned by space-borne pods, perfect imposters who kill and replace their human victims. "They're taking you over cell for cell, atom for atom," says a zombie character. "Tomorrow you'll be one of us. There's no need for love... Love. Desire. Ambition. Faith. Without them life is so simple, believe me." From the steps you look out across the multi-million dollar mansions of the Hollywood Hills."
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 36 cm. on sheet 26 x 38 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
Hillside landscape architecture--California--Los Angeles
Mansions--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Stairs--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs

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