Billboards of Los Angeles
The Sunset Strip, for all its brights lights and garish colors and designs, is also the best place to closely observe the art and science of billboards. Traffic generally moves slowly so automobile occupants have plenty of time to absorb messages from advertisers. We make it a point to direct our private luxury tour guests’ attention to particularly interesting examples as we drive from Hollywood to Beverly Hills, sightseeing along the Sunset Strip, as part of a tour of Los Angeles.
Back in 1955, billboards were innocent and sweet as seen in this archival shot recently sent to us. Charles Phoenix is a Los Angeles stalwart and fan who collects photographs and other Los Angeles memorabilia.