The other day, I passed Batman on my street. He was on his way to work. I was feeling pretty grim. Usually when I see the H&H characters, I greet them merrily. Not this time. I crossed the street as he approached, and I didn’t give him the “Hello,” that he deserved from a fellow Hollywoodlian.
I looked back at Batman and he was hunched over slightly, giving that famous dejected posture. It was then that I cursed myself for not having my camera! So I was really lucky this time to have my camera and a little tip money in order to talk to these two characters. The characters that work at Hollywood and Highland complex (where the subway stop is) help make Hollywood a great place to come and visit. Some of them are really outlandish, and others are recognizable Hollywood and Comic personae.
As a boy, Batman and Spiderman were my favorite Superheros. Spidey had that hip, swinging thing going on, “Wherever there’s a hang up! You’ll find the Spiderman!” Of course, Batman exuded that brooding, self-doubt that I fed on threw childhood and adolesence. These two fellows kindly consented to me videotaping them as they walked away. Feel the vibe.