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Movie magic and mayhem

May 24, 1970: … and action! Actors play victims of a bombing on Hollywood Boulevard as startled residents watch from the side.

The scene was part of a movie shoot for “Alex in Wonderland,” which starred Donald Sutherland and Ellen Burstyn. Hollywood Blvd. was closed between Las Palmas and Cherokee Aves.

The producer said it was the first time police allowed Hollywood Boulevard to be closed for filmmaking. One hundred “soldiers” and civilian “victims” were used on this Sunday morning shoot.

This photo ran on the Los Angeles Times front page the next day.

Here’s what the street looks like currently via Google Street View.

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3 Comments

  1. October 13, 2010, 2:29 pm

    very cool. i want to look up this movie, now!

    By: Steve
  2. October 14, 2010, 1:36 am

    Fabulous photo! Thanks for sharing.

    By: Joy Katleen
  3. October 14, 2010, 9:29 am

    I like the lady sitting to the left all dainty with her legs crossed. cool pic!

    By: Dawn

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