Still in Business (35 images)
The story even made the New York Times. 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 going to go under. It would disappear. His old landlord would occasionally front him some money to help with the rent, but that guy passed away and the new management wasn't forgiving, and Nick was deep in debt. The neighborhood was changing too...