Packing It In (40 images)
Rochester, New York, wouldn't do, and it was the sixties, so Nick Metropolis headed for Hollywood. He'd be a rock star, but that didn't work out, nor did the acting thing. He started selling old junk on the corners to make ends meet – and that worked. Nick Metropolis Collectibles, on the corner of First Street and La Brea – a prop shop to the studios, or the oddest of curio shops, or Hollywood’s junkyard, depending on your point of view – was a stunning success. Major...