17 January 2007
another recent renovation in LA was at Getty Villa. it's been many years since I was last there. but you can tell which areas have been redone. the current exhibition "Stories in Stone" is smashing. mosaics. I was particularly excitd at how contemporary "Unswept Floor" looks.
Billy passes a naked boy sunbathing in the cold
this was a weekend in which the past & present had frequent collisions &nsbp; in which associations bouncd off each other. the crime bus went past the spot on Wilshire & Crenshaw where the Getty Mansion once was. built in the 20s & demolishd in 1957 the residence was used by Wilder as Norma Desmond's house & a few years later by Ray for "Rebel."