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Edward Ruscha photographs of Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard, 1965-2010

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Ruscha (Edward) Photographs
Series II. Hollyood Boulevard, 1973-2005, undated
Series II.A. Shoots, 1973-2004
The subseries contains materials pertaining to Ruscha's documentation of Hollywood Boulevard between 1973 and 2004 (shot in 1973, 2002, 2003 and 2004). The 2003 shoot was video documentation made in preparation for the 2004 shoot, which was recorded in color for the portfolio and book project Then & Now: Hollywood Boulevard 1973-2004.
Shoot documentation includes maps of the shooting route, a drawing of the shoot slate; and notes photocopied from the green spiral-bound production notebook in Series I.A (Box 7 , Folder 13).
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by shoot date.
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25-27, 30-33 1973 July 8 shooting session, 1973-2003
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25 Negatives, 1973 July 8
335 strips of 13 frame negative strips of Ilford Fine Grain (FP4) film corresponding to 28 of the contact sheets listed below.
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26* Contact sheets, 1973
Twenty-nine contact sheets of twelve rows corresponding to negatives above; includes an extra sheet for rolls 97-108. The print of negative number 277-288 is missing. Strips are numbered on either left or right edge; some annotations are found on individual frames or in blank frames regarding roll numbers, beginnings and endings. Labels in center of versos read: Edward Ruscha / Hollywood Blvd. / July 8, 1966; and include a space for the proof sheet number.
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27, 31-32 D2-D4, D7 CDs, original images 1973, CDs made 2003
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27 D2 North side, four blocks
1 CD of 1. Written on disc: Hollywood Blvd. / 7, 8, 73 / July 8, 1973 / N / side 4 blks / 78 frms.
27 D3 North side, first test strip
1 CD of 1. Stiched together. PSD files. Written on liner: Comps, corrs, flats / This is the first test strip from July 8, 1973 / Backup only - not print worthy.
27 D4 North side from McCadden east to Hudson; south side from Wilcox west to McCadden
1 CD of 1 (2 copies). Written on liner: Created by Jessica Nesmith for Ed Ruscha Jn [?] '03. Written on pink sticky note: Stiched [sic] stills PSD. Written on yellow sticky note: Ed's copy. Written on CD: 1973 Hollywood Blvd. / North and south sides / McCadden to Wilcox / Edited and cropped / Jn [?] '03.
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31-32 D7 North and south sides
55 CDs of 55.
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30 1 Documentation
Includes a map of the shooting route made from photocopied Thomas Guide maps and extra photocopied maps; a drawing of the shoot slate; and eight pages of notes photocopied from the green spiral-bound production notebook in Series I.A (Box 7 , Folder 13).
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33 Index prints
Fifty-five index prints corresponding to CDs above. Date stamp on sheets: 2002/08/16.
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27 D5 2002 August 16 shooting session, 2002-2003
North and south sides, original images 2002; CD made 2003. 1 CD of 1 (2 copies). Written on liner: Created by Jessica Nesmith for Ed Ruscha. Written on disc: 2002 Hollywod Blvd. / North & south sides / McCadden to Wilcox / Edited and cropped / Jn [?] '03. Written on pink sticky note on copy 2: Stiched [sic] together stills. PSD.
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30, 34 2003 April 27-2003 April 30
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34 Video tapes 2003 April 27-2003 April 28
34 V9 VHS tapes 2003 April 27
2 tapes of 2.
34 V10 Mini DVs 2003 April 27-2003 April 28
5 tapes of 5. Written on liner of tape 1: Laurel N - EN / S / Hillhurst. Written on liner of tape 2: South ss Hillhurst W - to / Kings Road back / Ns Kings road to ___. Nothing on liners of tapes 3-5.
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30 2 Schematic drawing for shoot
Drawing labeled: Summer Solstice shoot / June 21. Also includes a manila envelope with notes and Gary Regester's contact information.
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35 2004 June 5-2004 June 10
35 FP8 Positive film reel
Reel made from 44 rolls of film. 6.4 miles; 1,629 feet.
35 FP9 "Final days" shoot
Circa 2,00 feet [?]. Label on original canister reads: Final days shoot / Taken to Germany for reference.
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30 3 Shootings materials
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36-38 Negatives
35 mm. negatives in five-frame strips, organized by street address [?] and roll number.
Digital archive 2003
21 CDs of 21; two original sets and one use set.
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27 D6 Copy 1
Lacking disc 20 (jewel case is present, but empty).
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28 D6 Copy 2
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29 D6 Use copy
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34 V8 Hollywood Blvd - Noah 29 Palms
One mini DV. Written on label: Garhard [sic] Steidl / 5 min / Hollywood Blvd / 1 [?] Noah 29 Palms


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