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The Bus to Hollywoodland, 1923

Hollywoodland was an upscale housing development that went under during the Great Depression. This 8x10 photo is a promotional photo showing visitors to the development riding on a bus operated by the Los Angeles Motor Bus Line. The artist fully exposed the iconic Hollywoodland sign.

The black and white photograph is deconstructed and reimagined as a living color composition by award-winning digital artist Melvin Hale. Hale discovered this talent in May 2006, initially focusing on colorizing exquisite vintage black and white postcard street scenes, which he collects. From there he has moved on to portraits and other historic subjects. 

Look for the red Live Preview banner in the lower right hand corner of this screen. It might take a second or two to appear. Click on that, and you can manipulate this image on ten sample walls, or even on a photo of your own wall! Directions on How to use the Live Preview are available here. Have fun playing with something really useful.

Sizes are approximate. Click here to see a digital colorizing example.

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