Sunset Strip: A Blast from the Past

Ed Ruscha and friends’ photographs of Sunset Blvd. from 1966 on are now an exhibit at the Getty Museum and an amazing interactive online map/timeline

This is so cool for anyone who’s driven down Sunset Blvd. in LA from the 1960’s on. It’s already documented in a book by artist and photographer Ed Ruscha, and now in an exhibit at the Getty Museum, but I think it’s really best experienced online, in an interactive timeline that lets you move down the street in a leisurely way that you can’t do when driving, and flip to the other side of the street or to another year with a click, and even choose the car you cruise in. It’s brilliant!

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