May and June are the dark months in Los Angeles, with day after day of deep gloom off the cold Pacific. That drains the color out of Hollywood. This is the new Thom Mayne Hollywood campus of Boston’s Emerson College on Sunset Boulevard, five blocks east of Vine. The white façade of the Old Spaghetti Factory across the street provides contrast. The Sunset-Gower Studios are to the right, with the new blue-glass Technicolor offices. And the tower behind the bare trees is a new...
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